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uiant to know about a feuj essential things, such as 


IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through the summer 
and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to those who simply MUST 
have the plants early, but it is obviously impossible for us to deliver 
thousands of orders at the outset. During July and August we will 
ship constantly in the sequence as received. Your success is assured 
if planted any time during this period, but early ordering is advisable 
to avoid stock being sold short. 

livered during September and October. That is the proper time to 
plant them, but orders should be placed as early as possible — they 
will be filled in rotation and some kinds always sell out fast. No bulb 
orders accepted after October 15th. 

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deem most expedient. Be sure to state your express office if different 
from postal address. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order. We 
do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. No C.O.D. 
shipments — this adds to cost and involves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants and bulbs to be true to name, top quality and 
size, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and 
healthy condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, 
please notify us promptly. 

No Shipments Made During the Spring Months. 


This catalog is free to all customers of 
record over a two-year period, otherwise 
copies may be obtained for 25c and this 
amount deducted from first order. 

BBff Tines MIO! 

To all old friends and to the many new ones we 
hope to make, we are happy to present this — our 
19th — annual catalog. 

May you find pleasure in seeing pictured many 
of today's best IRISES, and a wide array of splen- 
spring-flowering bulbs. Our business has been 
built upon the continued confidence of customers 
in all parts of the United States and Canada. 








Pages 4 to 26 
Pages 27 to 35 
Pages 40 to 47 
Pages 38-39 
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Page 39 


Surrounded by 
Columbines and 


Five ntw mists 

Are presented this year . . . three by Dr. R. E. Klein- 
sorge, whose Daybreak, Tobacco Road, Arctic, Bryce 
Canyon, Ranger, Old Parchment, Cascade Splendor, 
Grand Canyon, Ormohr and many, many others have 
brought him fame in the Iris world. Also, this year, we 
bring you a new "black" Iris from Col. J. C. Nicholls, 
well known hybridizer of Ithaca, N. Y., and a matchless 
white one from Edgar Beck, of Chattanooga, Tennes- 
see. We know that you will like them all. 

SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00 

Illustrated on the cover. A deep tan or sand-brown self, 
imposing in size and manner of growth, with extra 
broad falls and beautiful form. The immense buds un- 
fold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many to the 
stem, and they hold their deep soft colors over a long 
period of time. There is enough ruffling to give the big 
blooms that gracefulness often missing in such large 
Irises. 40 inches. 


GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00 
Sometimes we are inclined to consider this the most 
outstanding Iris this breeder has thus far produced. If 
some of the others were not quite so good, we would 
be quite positive! It is a solid copper-brown self, with 
a metallic undertone that makes it glisten in the sun. 
Compared to Bryce Canyon it is much darker, richer, 
and appears brown rather than terra-cotta in tone. Bold 
and commanding in appearance, with tall stems and 
fine branching. 

BLACK BANNER (Nicholls, 1947) Each $10.00 

A velvety, intensely colored near black, sleek and rich 
in its midnight hue, with practically solid dark hafts. 
Col. Nicholls produced this Iris several seasons back, 
and it has been seen in several Eastern collectors' gar- 
dens. We are fortunate to be named as its introducer. 
The flowers are large and it has increased rapidly in 
our garden. 

ROSE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00 
The picture above is a very close likeness, although 
the Iris is actually more pink than this would indicate. 
When fully opened it is very pink indeed, a luscious 
color remindful of a ripe watermelon except for the 
slight coppery tints. About three feet in height, a strong 
grower, well branched. Unlike any other near-pinks 
in this catalog. Very few plants. 

SOUTHERN SNOW (Beck, 1947) Each $10.00 

Just before entering the army Mr. Beck sent this fine 
white Iris to us for trial. We have grown it and bloomed 
it alongside all of the famous new whites in our collec- 
tion and have had it in established 2-year clumps. It is 
magnificent! Quite early, the standards and falls are 
both full and broad, very heavy in texture, as white as 
purity itself. All who have seen it have urged its intro- 
duction. Height 3 feet and over. 


ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Each $4.00 

A huge flower of glowing deep coppery red, with extra broad falls 
and solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A grand grower, 
with strong stalks and heavy foliage. Height 3 feet. 

ALADDIN'S WISH (Murawksa, 1945) Each $8.00 

A singularly different Iris, the whole flower is a lovely shade of 
blue with brushings of cream radiating through the blossom, like 
the first rays of the sun breaking through a lightly overcast dawn. 
The colors seem to be brushed or marbled on, rather than blended. 
Large, tall, and very popular. 

ALASTOR (Spender, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the very few exceptional Irises originated in England just 
prior to the outbreak of the war. This is a beautiful flower in deep 
pink tones, vivid and alive, with golden center and a golden hazel- 
brown haft. AM AIS, 1941. 

ALBA SUPERB A (J. Sass, 1943) Each $15.00 

The newest and best white from the Sass gardens. A huge pure 
white flower with domed standards and flaring falls, thick sub- 
stance and well-branched stalks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943. 

ALLUMEUSE (Gage, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A great improvement over the old variety Sir Michael. Falls are 
sort of mahogany-red, standards bright violet-blue with bronze 
cast. Center is fiery orange, due especially to the golden beard. 
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1938. 

ALPINE GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $7.50 

Large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pale 
violet. It has a slaty overcast, suggesting the soft colors of moun- 
tain valleys at sundown. The beard is gold and there is some 
brown shading on the haft. A sturdy and well-branched stalk 40 
inches tall holds the self-colored blossoms well aloft. Petals are 
crimped like an Oriental Poppy. HM AIS, 1946. See page 7. 

AMIGO (Williamson, 1934) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety 
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. It is one 
of the most popular varieties of all time and in 1945 was given 
a special award by the English Iris Society. Standards are clear 
light violet-blue, falls intense violet-purple edged the color of the 
standards. 34 inches tall, a fine grower and good reliable bloomer. 
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1938. Turn the page. 

AND THOU (Graves, 1942) Each $4.00 

A self of palest Wedgwood-blue, with a deeper blue flush in the 
center of the bloom. Beard deep blue, tipped white. Strong stalks 
with good branching, bearing large rounded flowers. 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1942. 

ANGELUS (Egelberg, 1937) - Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just 
below the lemon beard. Throughout the center there is a delicate 
infusion of lemon-yellow. Large, husky stems, 3 feet tall, very 
late. HM AIS, 1939. 

ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A silvery sky blue, pure in color, of great size and beautiful form. 
Particularly effective and strikingly blue in late afternoon and 
early evening. Midseason, average height. 

ARAB CHIEF (Whiting, 1944) Each $6.00 

An Iris of rich and brilliant coloring — very near to burnt orange 
in effect. It is a pure self of intense color value, of large size, 
pleasing form and has exceptionally vigorous growing and bloom- 
ing habits. HM AIS, 1946. 

ARCTIC (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Here is one of the most beautiful and best Iris originated by this 
famous raiser of notable seedlings. A huge white and gold flower 
of perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad falls 
that are as smooth as white enamel. There is an area of bright 
yellow throughout the center of the flower and the standards have 
a creamy tint. Established plants will produce spikes four feet 
and over in height, with as many as six open foamy flowers at one 
time. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. See above and also page 3. 

ARIANE (Cayeux, 1935) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This is an unusual plicata, much more blue than white, somewhat 
on the order of Florentine but with a heavier and darker blue 
ground. A very fine, large and well-formed Iris, it will prove 
something different for those who like plicatas. 

AUBANEL (Cayeux, 1935) Each $1.00 

This pink blend from France is one of the loveliest Irises ever re- 
ceived from that country and one of the nearest to pink in color. 
It is large and well formed, sort of shimp-pink with a good deal 
of yellow in the center. Very limited stock. 

AVONDALE (H. Sass, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Subdued shades of violet and copper, with a very vivid orange 
beard and inner glow. Has been referred to as Fuchsia colored. 
A popular variety that blooms extra late and succeeds everywhere. 
Height 32 inches. 



AZTEC COPPER (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A rare and subtle blend of smoky violets and delicate coppers, blended 
and washed together in lovely harmony so as to baffle description. 
Positively huge, with broad hafts and leathery substance, wonderfully 
branched. 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1940. 

AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each $5.00 

Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator, this 
is a self of pale azure-blue with firm domed standards and flaring, almost 
horizontal — foils. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and have wide 
hafts, surmounted by a white beard. Declared by many to be the most 
lovely of all light blue Iris to date. 36 inches. AM AIS, 1945. 

BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series of yellow 
plicatas. The ground color is a definite yellow and the markings are 
peppered on in cinnamon-brown. Note the illustration — it is a perfect 
likeness. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems and good 
habits. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. Shown on page 8. 

BANDMASTER (Hall, 1944) Each $7.50 

A very large vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, a few 
shades lighter than The Admiral and deeper than Great Lakes. The color 
holds up unusually well. Immense foliage and heavy stems 36 to 40 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1944. 

BATAAN (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $5.00 

This is a very dark blend of coppery plum, henna and rich brown. Freshly 
opened flowers exhibit a pronounced henna cast, some of which is missing 
in the illustration on page 13. Distinctive and attractive shape and 
something apart from the usual run in Iris colors. Height 3 feet or 
slightly over. 

BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942) Each $4.00; 3 for $10.00 

For the fourth successive year this magnificent new yellow has gained in 
popularity until it just misses being among the first ten in the list of 
100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that average three 
feet and over, well branched, and with flowers of very rich solid yellow, 
it is regarded by many judges as the world's finest yellow Iris. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1946. 


BUCKSKIN (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Bearing a most appropriate title, this Iris is the best tan in our 
collection. The stalks rise to a height of four feet, bearing many 
great blooms with large closed standards and wide flaring falls. 
Makes a fine companion to the blue of Great Lakes. 

BUFF AWN (Andrews, 1940) Each $1.00 

If you are looking for an Iris of unusual coloring and with the 
most brilliant tangerine beard, this is it. A soft pinkish buff self, 
hard to describe, set off with a very red-orange beard. Nicely 
shaped, prolific bloomer and attracts wide attention. 

CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch., 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

By all odds the best value in a yellow Iris at anywhere near the 
price. It is an easy grower and free bloomer, a deep glittering 
yellow of very large size and surpasses everything in its color ex- 
cept the recent novelties. Terrific demand last year reduced our 
stock somewhat . . . please order early. 

CAMEROUN (Cayeux, 1938) Each $2.50 

A but little known French Iris of velvety blackish hue, one of the 
best we have ever grown. The blooms are huge, almost black, with 
a beautiful sheen and very broad falls. Our stock is limited. 


BERMUDA SAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls heavily 
ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light coffee-tan with a 
glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms are reddish gold. Strong growing 
with broad foliage and sturdy bloom stalks. 

BEVERLY (Laphcrm, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Decidedly pink in tone, this rapidly increasing and floriferous Iris is most 
suitable for garden effect. Blooms are of good size, well shaped, and 
have a distinct edge of golden brown. Heavy yellow beard, slight gold 

BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, 1945) Each $15.00 

"Black as pitch," says the introducer. A rich, silky, ebony blue-black, 
the effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a blackish blue 
beard. Medium in height, with flaring falls. A very startling new intro- 
duction. HM AIS, 1946. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each $7.50 

An entirely different plicata, clean sparkling white with an all-over pat- 
tern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered on the white 
background in an even manner, rather than in the familiar buttonhole- 
stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and full. Certainly one of 
the most outstanding Irises of the post few seasons. AM AIS, 1942; 
AM 1944. See page 8. 

BROWN BOY (Salbach, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Standards coppery orange; falls brownish orange; a seedling of Copper 
Lustre and Radiant. Not very tall, it makes a good subject for fore- 
ground planting where brilliant color is desired. 

BRUNHILDE (Salbach, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Very dark uniform violet self, including an unusual blue beard. A most 
regal Iris of great color intensity, with splendid stems and widely flaring 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so named 
because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of one of 
America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially broad hafts, 
large rounded falls and finely held standards. Picture on inside front 
cover is a good likeness. This Iris achieved instant popularity; in the 
1946 symposium it ranked in tenth position! HM AIS, 1945. Early 
orders only. 



CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941) Each $4.00 

Deep glossy maroon-purple; a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat 
and finished in appearance. There are no haft markings and beard 
is a subdued bronze-yellow. Possesses a wonderful "shine" or gloss 
that gives it life despite its unusoal darkness. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 

CAROLINE BURR (Smith, 1940) Each $3.50 

Cool ivory with an odd cast of soft and elusive green. Large and well 
proportioned, from three to four feet tall, splendidly branched. Truly 
something different in a cream or white Iris and one of Kenneth 
Smith's finest varieties. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 


CARVED IVORY (Essig) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Large creamy ivory self, with thick petals, rounded form, about three 
feet in height. A California introduction and especially fine there 
and in the South. 

CASA MORENA (DeForest, 1943) Each $10.00 

Large flowers — yes, extra large — of deep, glistening, rich brown. 
Same solid color on standards and falls.. Styles yellowish; beard 
brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an en- 
tirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture 

of this below . . . the picture, of course, is much reduced in size. 
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $15.00 

Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy stalk 
40 inches tall and bearing up to ten flowers. The ruffling is more 
pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is most un- 
usual in so large an Iris. It blooms quite late. Withdrawn last year 
to build up stock but we have a fair supply again this year. HM AIS, 
1945. See page 3 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 

CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, 1944) 

Each $15.00 

One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beautifully formed, 
both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure chamois in 
color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, tipped bronze. 
There are no veinings or markings of any kind; the petals have a soft, 
satiny finish and glisten with myriad frosty particles. We are certain 
that you will find this Iris different from any other you have ever seen. 
HM AIS, 1945. 







Compiled by Kenneth D. Smith and Selected by 123 Accredited Judges of the 

American Iris Society. 

Varieties in Order of £ s 
Numerical Average 2oS 
L Great Lakes. '38 1 

2. Ola Kala. '43 6 

3. Elmohr. '42 2 

4. Chivalry. '44 10 

5. Prairie Sunset. '39 4 

6. Blue Shimmer. '42 13 

7. Tobacco Road. '42 15 

3. Master Charles. '43 47 

9. Sable. '38 5 

10. Bryce Canyon. *44 

11. Berkeley Gold. '42 11 

12. Violet Symphony. '40 14 

13. Daybreak. '41 3 

14. Wabash. '36 8 

15. Azure Skies. '43 30 

16. Amigo. '34 9 

17. Spun Gold. '40 7 

18. Casa Morena. '43 19 

19. Snow Flurry. "39 27 

20. Katherine Fay. '45 

21. Mulberry Rose. '41 43 

22. Moonlight Madonna. '43 34 

23. Golden Fleece. '40 22 

24. Deep Velvet. '39 12 

25. Ranger. '44 74 

26. Solid Mahogany. '44 37 

27. Lake George. '45 

28. Francelia. '44 20 

29. Pink Reflection. '42 24 

30. Rocket. '45 

31. Remembrance. '42 26 

32. Red Valor. '36 36 

33. Lady Mohr. '44 61 

34. Extravaganza. '44 35 

35. Tiffanja. *42 31 

36. Fair Elaine. '38 18 

37. Lord Dongan. '40 21 

38. Captain Wells. '41 16 

39. Chantilly. '45 

40. Jasmine. '44 

41. The Admiral. '41 40 

42. Lake Breeze. '45 

43. Indiana Night. '41 33 

44. Blue Rhythm. '45 

4?. The Red Douglas. '37 32 

46. Goldbeater. '44 

47. White Wedgewood. '43 25 

48. Golden Majesty. '38 23 

49. Grand Canyon. '41 55 

50. City of Lincoln. '37 29 

Varieties in Order of ^ S 

Numerical Average Z£ 

51. Bandmaster. '44 59 

52. Sunset Serenade. '43 45 

53. Snow Carnival. '42 69 

54. Chamois. '44 

57. Los Angeles. '27 28 

56. Cascade Splendor. '45 

57. Old Parchment. '39 38 

58. Stardom. '41 50 

59. Firecracker. '43 81 

60. Ming Yellow. '38 : 51 

61. Caroline Burr. '40 17 

62. Sharkskin. '42 68 

63. Suzette. '45 

64. Dreamcastle. '43 48 

65. Minnie Colquitt. '42 86 

66. Redwyne. '45 

67. Cloudcastle. '44 66 

68. Garden Glory. '43 

69. Golden Treasure. '36 64 

70. Misty Gold. '43 

71. Gloriole. '33 39 

72. China Maid. '36 42 

73. Christabel. '36 76 

74. Ormohr. '37 73 

75. Mary Vernon. '42 

76. Mellowglow. *42 89 

77. And Thou. '42 

78. Nightfall. '42 85 

79. Elsa Sass. '39 53 

80. Spindrift. '44 

81. Arctic. '40 49 

82. Louise Blake. '43 79 

83. Brown Thrasher. '41 63 

84. Snow Velvet. '42 99 

85. Display. '42 97 

86. Treasure Island. '37 

87. Angelus. '37 80 

88. Garden Flame. '43 

89. Missouri. '33 70 

90. Red Gleam. '39 

91. Redward. '42 

92. Mount Hermon. '45 

93. Shining Waters. '33 41 

94. Harriet Thoreau. '44 

95. Alba Superba. '43 60 

96. California Peach. '41 67 

97. Priscilla. '42 

98. Matterhorn. '38 62 

99. Pink Ruffles. '40 90 

100. Anne Newhard. '40 56 



From the book "IRISES" by F. F. Rockwell 
Published by the Macmillan Company, New York 

The amateur gardener interested in Irises 
will have seen it stated again and again that 
they are among the easiest of all plants to 
grow. Even some books on the subject dis- 
miss their culture with but a paragraph or 

It is true that Irises are exceptionally easy 
to grow if — but the "if" covers several 
points of such vital importance that it is 
as easy to fail with Irises if these require 
ments are not met as it is easy to succeed 
with them when they are. 

Moreover, it is one thing merely to get 
Irises to grow but quite another to get 
them to thrive so vigorously that they will 
give freely and fully the marvelous beauty 
which over a long period should be their 
contribution to the garden. Anyone who 
plans to grow even a few Irises should not 
be content to achieve merely indifferent 
results, especially as real success is to be had 
with little or no more labor by providing 
conditions which will keep the plants really 

Soil and Fertilizers. Most Irises will sue- 
ceed well in any type of soil from almost 
pure sand to stiff clay. I have grown the 
bearded and beardless types in these two 
extremes and in every soil between them. 
I have seen them growing in very light, 
sandy loam and in really heavy soil, both in 
the same garden. I have grown some 
species of the bulbous Iris in light, sandy 
soil as well as in fairly heavy loam. 

Where one may choose, a medium 
heavy, fairly well enriched soil — in other 
words, ordinary good garden soil — is to 
be preferred. The advantage of a heavy 
soil is that it will maintain the food supply 
necessary for continuous good bloom sea- 
son after season better than really light 
soil. Its disadvantage is that it may incline 
to be too wet, especially in a rainy season. 
Light, sandy soil, on the other hand, has 

the advantage of thorough drainage, but 
the disadvantage of quickly dissipating the 
food supply. A well drained porous me- 
dium loam well supplied with humus com- 
bines the advantages and eliminates the 
disadvantages of both the preceding types. 

Fertilizer. Sheep manure, tankage, and 
many other fertilisers good for most garden 
flowers are rather too rich in nitrogen for 
Irises. They result in a lush but soft 
growth of the foliage and poorer rather 
than better bloom. They may be employed 
temporarily as a mild stimulus as the buds 
are forming but should not be used to any 
extent throughout the season. I have used 
with great success in preparing the ground 
for Irises both bone meal (both coarse and 
fine, mixing half and half) and a generous 
quantity of wood ashes; either of these 
supplies a little but sufficient nitrogen and 
plenty of phosphoric acid and potash in 
such form as to become gradually available 
through two or three years, by the end of 
which time the clumps usually need re- 
planting. Three or four quarts of bone meal 
mixture is sufficient for a bed 5 feet wide 
by 20 feet long. The wood ashes may be 
put in to a depth of one-half inch or so. 
Both should be thoroughly forked into the 
soil before planting. Other fertilisers of 
various kinds are frequently advocated by 
Iris growers, but I have never found any- 
thing else necessary in preparing the soil. 

How and When to Plant. Don't plant 
bearded Iris in a deeply shaded situation. 
They love the sun, and while they will 
grow well enough in heavy shade they will 
not bloom well. The roots of trees and large 
shrubs rob the soil of moisture and plant 
food, and so this must also be taken into 
account when deciding where the Iris 
are to go. Light shade is a satisfactory and 
sometimes an advantageous adjunct, pro- 
viding the soil is not sapped by tree roots. 

After the flowering season, in June and 
July, the new offsets or rhizomes are fairly 
well developed and if removed and planted 
at that time or during the next few months 
will generally bloom the following spring. 
The rhizomes are in a semi-dormant state 
during these months, and when detached 
and replanted in moist soil will immediately 
put out new rootlets and commence to 

In sections of the country where the 
climate is very arid and no means of pro- 
viding moisture are readily at hand, plant- 
ing should be deferred until late summer or 
early fall rains are in the offing. Once 
established the Iris can withstand drouth 
much better than almost any other peren- 

Where the winters come fairly early, or 
where temperatures drop into the low 
freezing bracket, it is of prime importance 
that Iris planting be done early enough so 
that the new plant has an opportunity to 
put out root growth and become anchored 
against the possibility of heaving out of 
the ground. In such climates a mulch of 
coarse material such as corn stalks, salt hay, 
and so on, should be applied shortly after 
the ground freezes, and removed as soon 
as the plants show signs of spring growth. 

When setting a new rhizome, spread out 
the small roots well down in the ground, 
firm the soil about them, and have the 
rhizome or bulb-like portion of the plant 
just below the soil level. We usually cover 

it from a half inch to an inch, the latter 
depth when planting late in the season. 

If the plants are to be left in the same 
position for several seasons, they may be 
planted a distance of two feet apart. After 
the first year the planting will no longer 
appear sparce, and even at three feet the 
space will rapidly fill up. If an immediate 
effect is desired, the rhizomes may be set in 
groups of three or four of a kind, spaced 
eight or ten inches each way. These 
groups should then be separated by from 
two to four feet. If you are buying a col- 
lection of different varieties, one plant each, 
it would be well to give each sort plenty of 
room and not too close to neighboring va- 
rieties unless the colors harmonize. Where 
space is limited and one wants a wide va- 
riety of color, they may be planted a foot 
apart in a straight or staggered row. 

If the ground is dry at planting time, 
pour enough water into the hole to settle 
the dirt about the roots. See that the sur- 
face does not cake after it dries off, and 
then keep the plants well cultivated, light- 
ly, but to retain the moisture. Watering 
should not be done unless the ground 
appears to be getting quite dry, as too much 
moisture will sometimes cause rot and in 
some instances will promote excessive 
growth before winter and results in the 
bloom center being killed off by spring 
frosts. This is an explanation of some new- 
ly set Irises failing to bloom the first spring, 
but growing well enough otherwise. 


Root Rot. Of the few diseases attacking 
the Iris, so-called root rot is the worst. 
This is a soft rot or decay which in its ad- 
vanced stages reduces the entire rhizome 
to a putrid mass. This is usually indicated 
first by the sudden falling of a fan of 
leaves, which, when taken hold of comes 
away easily from the decayed rhizome. 
Heavy, wet soil, over watering, wet sea- 
sons, old crowded plants and possibly the 
presence of borers, all tend to create con- 

ditions favorable to the development of 
the root rot. 

Usually the rhizome can be saved if the 
rot is noticed in time. Entirely cut out the 
rot back to sound tissue and disinfect the 
wound with potassium permanganate — one 
level teaspoon of the crystals to one quart 
of water. If the rot has made much head- 
way, it may be best to take the plant up, 
clean and treat it and replant. 


Iris Leaf Spot. This is usually indicated 
by spotting of the leaves which have some 
what the appearance of a case of measles. 
While not fatal, it causes the plants to be- 
come unsightly and tends to lessen their 
vigor. If the diseased leaves are cut off 
and burned as soon as noticed, or the upper 
third or half of the foliage removed en- 
tirely if the disease is general, this will 
usually control it as the new fall growth is 
likely to be normally healthy. Spraying or 
dusting with any copper or Bordeaux solu- 
tion is helpful in preventing leaf spot from 
spreading to uninfected plants. 

Iris Borer. This pest, while fortunately 
not prevalent in all parts of the country, is 
one of the most dreaded troubles of the Iris 
lover. While there has not yet been de- 
veloped any quick, sure method of com- 
plete control, the ravages of the borer may 
be satisfactorily checked in most home gar- 
dens by taking the following steps: The 
first conspicuous sign of danger is likely to 
be the nicked leaf edges. Examine care- 
fully to detect small borers within the foli- 
age, as indicated by the green puncture 
spots; the tips of individual leaves may be 
cut off and burned. Afterward, watch 
carefully for any signs of a borer lower 
down. As they become larger, their pres- 

ence in the foliage is more readily detected. 
When small, they may be crushed by ] 
squeezing the leaf between thumb and 
finger; when larger, they may be killed 
with^a wire. Little or no damage is done 
to the plants by the eating of the leaves. 

After flowering, if plants are being 
transplanted, any borers in the roots will 
almost certainly be seen if the roots are 
shaken out or washed off and examined. 
Sawdust-like exudations from the hole 
where the borer entered are easily seen; he 
may either be cut out, or killed where he is 
with a stiff wire. I think the former method 
preferable, as the roots may then be 
cleaned, freed from the mass of moist pro- 
duct, and treated with permanganate solu- 
tion (described under root rot), and safely 
planted. A thorough forking over of the 
soil when replanting is done later, is likely 
to destroy any pupae. 

Plants in the open garden, free to wind 
and sun, are not so likely to be bothered 
by the borer as they are in closed places, 
near walls or hedges, or growing with 
other plants in a border. I have never 
known of any serious injury from the 
borer in a commercial planting in an open 
field, but have heard occasional damages 


The American Iris Society is now preparing for publication a new and up-to-date book 
on Irises. Among the contributors are such famous writers and Iris authorities as John 
C. Wister, Richardson Wright, B. Y. Morrison, J. Marion Shull, and others. It will 
cover a most complete range of information on the subject, including the various spe- 
cies, and will be liberally illustrated. The permanently bound volume is priced at $2.50; 
paper binding is $1.50. Delivery date is set for fall of 1947. 

Join the American Iris Society, membership in which will bring you four meaty 
bulletins per year. The Society offers the new book "Irises" as a bonus for only 50c in 
addition to the regular $3.00 annual dues — $3.50 in all. Send your remittance to us, we 
will do the rest. 

CHANTILLY (Hall, 1945) Each $12.00 

A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls are 
so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance of 
being edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the flower. 
From the same line of breeding as the famous Flamingo Pinks. 
36-inch stems, strong and well branched. HM AIS, 1945. 

CHEERIO (Ayres, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

In the red class it has no peer at the same price. It is tall, vigorous, 
dependable, and a striking red Iris in the garden. Not as red as 
some of the new ones, but remains one of the most popular sorts 
in our catalog. 

CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Gigantic pink blend, with copper and gold tones smoothly blended 
into a harmonious whole. The effect is a luscious pink. A rampant 
grower, producing stalks that reach four feet, with a myriad of 
.delightfully formed big flowers. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939. 

CHIPPEWA (Salbach, 1943) Each $2.50 

A new plicata in very deep yellow tones and a rather different 
form remindful of an oncocyclus hybrid. Standards clear deep 
yellow with slight brown markings near the haft. Falls yellow, 
very heavily suffused and dotted brown. Strong yellow beard. 

CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 75c 

Continues to hold its own with the newest red introductions. It is 
brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a garden clump. Almost 
a self, smoothly finished, large in size and about three feet in 
height. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. Very limited stock. 

CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true variegatas. 
Clear golden yellow standards, broad fiery red falls, startling in 
their contrast. When well grown on an established plant it is un- 
beatable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1939. 

CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each $7.00 

Exquisite Wistaria-blue with mauve undertone, a very large and 
majestic Iris. The falls are slightly waved and ruffled, broad and 
widely flaring. A fit companion to Azure Skies, taller and more 
on the mauve side than blue. HM AIS, 1944. 

COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk., 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has resulted 
not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone of its flowers, 
but also from the foct that it performs well in all sections of the 
country. It positively glows in its bright copper, gold, and pinkish 
tan blendings. Dykes Medal, 1938. 

COPPER PINK (Kellogg, 1941) Each $3.00 

Big pink blend with coppery suffusion at the haft. There is some 
blue shading on the midrib and the style-arms are blue. Beard 
orange-brown, with considerable gold about the center. HM AIS, 

COPPER RIVER (DeForest, 1945) Each $15.00 

Glistening tan, falls overlaid bright new penny copper. The ruffled 
flaring form of this new Iris, coupled with its brilliant sheen, 
makes it most attractive. 36 inches, well branched. 

COPPER ROSE (Cook, 1941) • Each $3.50 

A smooth blending of old rose, tan and copper, brightened by a 
glow of golden yellow at the center. Standards between buff-pink 
and Japan-rose; falls between terra cotta and ochre-red. Coloring 
is rich and bright, the flowers medium to large in size, with very 
wide standards and falls. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. 

DAMERINE (Gage, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This fine red, not so well known, is a real surprise in this color 
group. A large flower of deep red, the standards domed and the 
falls flaring. Sells out fast and had to be withdrawn last season. 
Bronze Medal at the New York World's Fair in 1940. 

DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $5.00 

Huge golden pink, with slight undertone of copper. The flowers 
are well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi- 
flaring, but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. 
The name is most appropriate. Daybreak has a proud record: 
HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943; runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945; 
TIED FOR DYKES MEDAL IN 1946. We have fine rhizomes this 
year, and lots of them. 

DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each $2.00 

A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we 
have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red 
purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brown- 
ish suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; 
AM, 1942. 

DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A great heavy flower of deepest blackish bronze-purple, the beard 
rich golden bronze. From New Zealand, and credit is due the 
originator for having made it possible for American gardens to 
enjoy such an outstanding Iris. It has all good points — excellent 
form, tall stems, and succeeds everywhere. 

DINAH SHORE (T. Williams, 1945) Each $7.50 

An enchanting honey-oronge shaded Iris, deeper than Stardom and 
lighter than Tobacco Road. A pure self, with ideal branching and 
an exceptionally long season of bloom. From Nashville, Iris capitol 
of America, where it has made a great hit. 

DISPLAY (Grant, 1942) Each $5.00 

One of the darkest and richest reds we have ever bloomed in our 
garden. Almost black in certain lights, it glows with a hidden 
fire in others. Described as Spanish red, shading to deep maroon, 
it has but little of the purple influence in it. No veining at the 
haft; yellow beard flecked brown. About three feet tall. HM AIS, 

DOGROSE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Deep rose-pink self, on very tall wiry stems. We originally im- 
ported this Iris from England several years ago and have con- 
stantly had difficulty in keeping enough stock to offer. A very 
free bloomer, it is of medium size but makes a most colorful and 
effective pink garden clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each $15.00 

An orchid-pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear 
tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to em- 
phasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after va- 
rieties and stock is very scarce. We have a few plants only. 

E. B. WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Glowing coppery red blend; it stands in a special niche all its own, 
because it is neither red nor copper. Large flowers of silky tex- 
ture, fragrant, on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939. 

EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham, 1942) Each $7.50 

A very fine new red by the man who produced Red Gleam. The 
coloring is rich and glossy, deep but bright maroon-red; the blooms 
trimly tailored with no haft venation and a brownish touch near 
the center. Bronze-gold beard. Height about three feet. 

ELIZABETH ANN (Lapham, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This tall pink Iris is one of the last to flower in our garden. Very 
tall, with as many as 1 1 blooms per stalk. A blend of pink shades, 
with much cream in its makeup. A fast increaser but rhizomes 
not very large. 

ELLA CALLIS (H. Sass, 1942) Each $7.50 

For sheer brilliance here is an Iris that will constantly catch the 
eye of every visitor. It is a huqe deep vellow with the falls flushed 
orange. The striking feature about it, however, is the infusion 
of orange-red on the falls, sort of brushed on, particularly about 
the center. It is not a plicata and can hardly be called a blend. 
One of the most distinct of oil Sass Irises. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this rich red-violet seedling 
of Wm. Mohr has acquired the greatest popularity in the shortest 
time of any Iris ever introduced. One of the very largest of all 
Irises, the great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and 
remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 
three feet tall. Because it has proven to be hardy everywhere and 
increases rapidly, the price has reached a point where every gen- 
uine Iris connoisseur can and should own it. HM AIS, 1942; 
AM, 1943. Shown in color on the back cover. 

EL MOROCCO (Becherer, 1945) Each $5.00 

A beautiful opal-pink Iris whose broad rounded falls and leather- 
like substance quickly attracts attention. About half way between 
the colors of Angelus and Morocco Rose, well branched, 36 inches 

ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish 
cast in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blos- 
soms are of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled at the 
edges. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. See page 16. 

EROS (Mead-Riedel, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Very tall salmon-colored self, the throat lit with gold. Stems are 
slim but stout, and the flowers are produced in great profusion. 
Increases rapidly, making a splendid mass of solid salmon-.oink. 
HM AIS, 1934. 





EXCLUSIVE (Grant, 1937) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Soft powder-blue self, quite different from all other blues. Tall 
and stately, with blooms of perfect form and thick enamel finish. 
Just a suggestion of yellow in the center to liven it up. HM AIS, 
1937; AM, 1939. 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, 1944) Each $20.00 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a 
medley of copper, red, lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush 
down the center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend 
especially in the falls. One of the most talked-about new things. 

FAIR ELAINE (Mitchell, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Standards bright light yellow; falls an emphatic deep yellow set 
off with a fiery orange beard. Totally distinct from other yellows, 
it increases fast and is indispensable in the garden and attracts 
wide attention when exhibited. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

FAR WEST (Kleinsorge, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

One of the loveliest of all blends, a rare mixture of salmon and 
golden sand, of coral and henna, with a soft glow at the heart. 
Height 3 feet and over. Far West is the parent and grandparent 
of many of Dr. Kleinsorge's finest seedlings. HM AIS, 1937. 

FIESTA (White, 1936) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Sparkling copper standards, apricot- 
oraqge falls, a very gay affair. The 
large oval blooms are well held on 3- 
foot stems. From California and a 
bit tender in severe climates. HM 
AIS, 1935. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, 1943) 

Each $7.50 

A glowing dark burgundy-red pli- 
cata, with yellow trim. The flowers 
have good substance, are well formed 
and are carried on fairly well- 
branched stout 32-inch stems. The 
depth and richness of color com- 
mands the attention of every visitor. 
Very limited stock; early orders only. 
Shown on page 1 1 . 

FLORA CAMPBELL (Hill, 1940) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A new russet- red, or perhaps "peach- 
red" would be more appropriate. It 
has the deep, warm tones of brown- 
ish red seen on the darkly colored 
side of a luscious ripe peach. A glow- 
ing, rich Iris, very large and hand- 
somely formed, not nearly well 
enough known. HM AIS, 1940. 

FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Something entirely different in color 
— a melting cameo-pink that has 
been referred to as "like the foam 
on a strawberry soda." It has lines 
of heavier color near the haft, with 
a most startling shrimp-red beard. 
Not large, it is an Iris to be enjoyed 
as a clump for its most novel color. 
HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

FLORENTINE (Cayeux, 1937) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A plicata that is really individual in 
style — the white ground color is en- 
tirely dotted with soft blue, with 
such an over-all effect that the 
flower seems quite submerged in 
flaky blue dust. Enormous in size, 
with very tall stalks and good 

FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Solid and uniform old gold, a flower 
of startling size and broadly spread- 
ing form. The color is not dull, but 
very much alive due to a peculiar 
overlay of "rusty red" that seems to 
come from nowhere but is apparent 
in all parts of the flower. Of me- 
dium height, the gigantic blooms are on a level that permits full 
observation of their size and beauty. In color on page 13. 

FORTUNE'S FAVOR (DeForest, 1944) Each $10.00 

Really a giant in size, this new blend has about everything one 
could ask for in a good Iris. The tan standards are broad and 
closed. The very wide falls are rounded and colored a glistening 
tan overlaid with lavender flush. Slightly waved and ruffled, lit 
up by an extra heavy deep yellow beard. 

FRANCONIA (Graves, 1942) 

Each $8.50 

As cool and classic as white marble, a gigantic and perfectly 
formed white Iris which may be the best white of all. Certainly 
it is as fine as any we have ever grown and we recommend it 
without hesitation. Originated in New Hampshire, its hardiness 
is unquestioned. HM AIS, 1942. 

FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A tall and very well-proportioned large Iris with rosy tan stand- 
ards flushed yellow and rosy red falls. It is not a true variegata 
but might be called a variegata blend. The colors are not harsh 
and blend well in the garden schemes. Flowers, stalk and foliage 
are unusually large size. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. Shown in 
color on page 1 8. 



GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each $5.00 

A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a color. 
Called by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a 
deep rose and brown area about the center. It has no haft mark- 
ings, making it one of the richest and handsomest of all dark 
Irises. Large, with very broad falls, and it blooms quite late. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. In color above. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943) Each $10.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux- red; a seedling from Red Douglas 
crossed with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red 
of any Iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with 
no haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished, with deep bronze- 
gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945. 

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) Each $1.00 

After ten years this continues to hold a place right up in front 
amongst the best of red Irises. A very late, very large and very 
velvety deep red self, it increases slowly and the demand always 
exhausts the supply. HM AIS, "1937. 

GAY SENORITA (Salbach, 1944) Each $5.00 

Large round standards of deep honey-yellow, broad semi-flaring 
falls of golden yellow ground color, heavily overlaid deep brown 
with deeper brown veining over the whole surface. Falls are fluted 
at the edges. This is a brand new Iris of most unusual appearance; 
it does not fade in the sun and the stalks are well branched and 
36 to 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1945. 

GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

An Iris of huge size with pale blue petals overlaid with frosty 
crystal-like particles. Wonderfully well formed and a noble flower, 
waved and ruffled. Sometimes called "ice-blue." Height 40 
inches. HM AIS, 1933; AM, 1935. 

GLOWPORT (DeForest, 1939) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Solidly colored glowing wine-red; devoid of haft markings. Beard 
is bronzy-yellow. This Iris has the additional attribute of bloom- 
ing quite consistently again in the fall under favorable conditions. 
Tall and well branched. 

GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $7.50 

This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the AIS Bulletins, a solidly 
colored chrome-yellow self that has invariably drawn praise from 
judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or 
blendings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of 
deep yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make 
a glorious garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

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GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, 1942) Each $2.50 

Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of 
all Irises, it is clear, even yellow throughout, without a trace of 
amber or other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower. 
Mr. Hall considers this one of his best introductions. HM AIS, 


GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass, 1940) Each $3.00 

A big lemon-colored flower with creamy falls edged gold. Beau- 
tifully ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good grower. The illus- 
tration above is an excellent likeness. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 

GOLDEN HIND (Chadburn, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height, 
with horizontal falls, it is the standard used by most breeders 
in their efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser 
and makes a startling golden mass in the garden. AM AIS, 
1937. Stock limited. 

GOLDEN MADONNA (Essig, 1940) Each $1.50 

Creamy white and soft primrose combination, hardly to be 
classed with the yellows but rather as a cream. Very large, 
with domed standards and semi-flaring falls. 

GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 lor $2.50 

For a deep yellow with all good habits we can recommend Golden 
Majesty above all others in this price field. A big flower with broad 
falls and closed standards, does not fade in the sun and has proven 
reliable everywhere. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. See 
page 10. 

GOLDEN SPANGLE (Cassebeer, 1944) Each $4.50 

Deeper yellow than Golden Fleece but with a somewhat similar color 
arrangement. Domed yellow standards; falls clear white with heavy 
gilding of rich yellow forming a complete border. The orange beard 
brings out in sharp contrast the white area of the falls. Tall, with 
many flowers beautifully poised and ruffled. HM AIS, 1944. 

GOLDEN SPIKE (Whiting, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the top ranking deep golden yellows of today. It is so yellow, 
and has such a heavy orange-yellow beard, that those who see it for 
the first time are almost left gasping. Large and tall, with several 
flowers open at one time and they do not fade. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 

GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich, golden orange all 
about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly branched, very 
floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hundreds of varieties. 
HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. Stock very limited. 

GOOD NEWS (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $10.00 

Brilliant mustard-gold self, introduced last season. A much ruffled 
flower with immense wide standards, nicely domed. Falls are exactly 
the same color, with narrow band of copper shading near the outer 
edges. A sister seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as 
tall as either of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse 
bloomer. Illustrated in color on page 5. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. 
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris 
to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing in- 
doors and associating with oriental rugs. Attractively formed and 
delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it 
flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately shown 
in color on page 1 1 . HM AIS, 1 943; AM, 1 944. 

GREAT LAKES (Cousins, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of London, 
Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with handsome 
foliage and four-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at its record: 
HM AIS, 1939, AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942; No. 1 in the AIS 
judges symposium for four successive years and among the first ten 
for six years! Shown on page 10. 

GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a Magnolia. 
A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard and suffusion of 
gold sprinkling over the entire bloom. Sold very short last year; few 

GYPSY (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $5.00 

Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut brown, silky rather 
than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new into the 
variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards and falls, 
the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown without haft mark- 
ings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-foot stems, lots of 
flowers. HM AIS, 1945. 

GYPSY BARON (Schreiner, 1942) Each $4.00 

Very deep blue-purple plicata. The flowers are marbled, rather than 
stitched, giving the blossoms a much darker appearance than the 
usual plicata type. Big and bold, accurately shown in color on page 1 5. 

HAPPY DAYS (Mitchell, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A giant flower, smooth light yellow in color. Inclined to lush growth 
and in severe climates should be afforded some protection, but it 
amply rewards this extra care. We can now supply it at a figure any 
gardener can afford. 

HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each $7.50 

A new and delightful orchid-pink self of individuality and style. Tall 
and strong stems, the flowers large and of substantial build with color 
that is clear and bright; petals slightly waved. Height 38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1945. See color illustration, page 22. 


HARVEST MOON (Whiting, 1944) Each $4.00 

A luscious apricot blend, the flowers large and rounded, with full, 
wide petals of extra heavy substance. Almost as fine as Mellowglow 
and very much the same color. 

ICY BLUE (Weed, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The lightest blue self in the list. Beautifully formed, amply branched 
and the stems reach four feet. Almost white, the color is clearly de- 
fined as lightest delicate blue with orange beard. HM AIS, 1941. 

IDANHA (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $2.50 

This is a tall pronounced bicolor with apricot-yellow standards and 
pinky falls. A profuse bloomer on stalks that reach four feet, widely 
and abundantly branched, making it ideal for garden effect — a pink- 
and-tan picture. Large blooms, lasting over a long period. 

INDIAN HILLS (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Rich true purple, more red than blue, with a silky sheen about it that 
gives it exceptional brilliance. Very large oval-shaped blossoms, a 
rampant grower and one of the most effective as a garden mass — 
gloriously vivid. 

ILLUSION (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

An orchid-pink Ormohr seedling, altogether different from the parent 
or any others in this series. It has that peculiar, elusive air about it 
that marks these Wm. Mohr hybrids. Delicately colored, with a tawny 
brown overlay on the haft and a brown-tipped beard. The very last 
Iris to flower in our garden, huge in size, with many branches, 30 
inches tall. See page 1 5. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each $8.00 

Lustrous, deepest, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest 
and most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the 
famous Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality 
desired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942; 
AM 1944. 

INNOVATION (Hall, 1945) Each $7.00 

A rose-trimmed plicata, brighter and more colorful than other pinkish 
plicatas. It carries a lot of color — a pink Firecracker, as it were — 
with three-foot stems and good branches. Hardy and increases fast. 

JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow 
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an 
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new 

JASPER AGATE (Williams, 1943) Each $10.00 

Distinct new shade of copper-gold-red, with an underlying copper- 
pink tone throughout the entire flower. Hard to describe, it is reallv 
a new color to the Iris spectrum, with smooth velvety finish and no 
veining; a true self. HM AIS, 1944. 

JEAN CAYEUX (Cayeux, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A smooth, soft, light buff, described by some as "coffee colored." 
The stems are tall and well branched and the large flowers are slightly 
wavy. A very distinct Iris. 

JOYCETTE (J. Sass, 1932) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Dark maroon-red, practically a self. A most vigorous grower with very 
strong straight and well-branched stems, usually bearing several open 
flowers at the same time. Stock limited. 

JULIET (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $10.00 

We think that this is one of the most colorful and fiery blends that 
we have seen. It is a sort of flame-copper, with salmon shadings, and 
the beards and central areas are a mass of brightest burnt orange. 
Large flowers; the standards upright and well closed, the falls broad 
and distinctly flaring. Increases fast and makes a gorgeous clump. 

JUNALUSKA (Kirk., 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Copper-red falls and copper-gold standards — a magificent Iris with 
a coppery red garden effect. An early bloomer, very tall and well 
branched. Always admired and one of the "best sellers" in this cata- 
log. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1938. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 

KALINGA (Kleinsorge, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhibition spike but as 
a garden specimen as well. The broad spreading ivory-textured blooms 
generally come out in groups of three or four simultaneously. HM 
AIS, 1936. 

KATHERINE FAY (Fay, 1945) Each $10.00 

A grand white, large, tall and with semi-flaring ruffled blooms. All 
white, with no yellow in the center. It is an easy grower and rapid 
multiplier, 100% hardy. HM AIS, 1945. 



FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Solid and uniform old gold, a flower of startling size and broadly 
spreading form. The color is not dull, but very much alive due 
to a peculiar overlay of "rusty red" that seems to come from 
nowhere but is apparent in all parts of the flower. Of medium 
height, the gigantic blooms are on a level that permits full 
observation of their size and beauty. 




LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each $20.00 

A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. 
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously 
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white, 
huge and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char- 
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very 
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. Lady Mohr was the 
center of interest in our garden last season, where some of the 
stalks reached four feet in height and carried several open blooms 
at one time. HM AIS, 1944; AM 1946. See page 25. 

LADY NAOMI (Fay, 1941) Each $3.00 

A tall and huge plicata, the white background entirely overlaid 
and speckled blue. There is a brownish cast near the center and 
a brilliant and heavy orange beard. HM AIS, 1942. 

LADY OF SHALOTT (Schreiner, 1942) Each $4.00 

Precisely formed and lacily frilled, a charming and delicately 
colored pink plicata. Standards are heavily flushed rose-pink and 
the falls are edged with a peppering of minute pinkish dots. 34 
inches tall. 

LAKE SHANNON (DeForest, 1945) Each $15.00 

A mighty close approach to bright indigo-blue. There are many 
fine new blue Irises coming into commerce but this is the bluest 
one we have seen. Practically a self, with fluted standards and 
falls. An odd feature about this Iris is the deeper veins running 
the length and breadth of the falls. Beard uniformly blue, shading 
to orange within the flower. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 

LAMPLIGHT (Schreiner, 1944) Each $7.50 

A tranquil blend of flesh, buff and copper, with lamplight glow. 
Lighter in tone than what is generally referred to as salmon, and 
deeper than apricot. Well substanced, a smoothly blended self. 

LANCASTER (Cook, 1940) Each $2.00 

Very broad petaled coppery rose blend. It might be described as a 
coppery old rose, with soft brown striation near the haft. HM AIS, 

LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.25; 3 for $3.25 

A big bold solid yellow which has received high praise in all parts 
of the country. Flowers measure 6 inches, petals are thick and 
heavy, and of a uniform deep yellow color. Strong growing, with 
tall stalks and rampant foliage. Perfectly hardy, about 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1942. 

LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after Iris we grow. 
Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose, 
with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid 
increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting. 
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. 

L. MERTON GAGE (Lapham, 1942) Each $3.50 

Light raspberry-pink and cream-yellow, the garden effect being a 
light pink without orchid or lilac tones. Flowers of medium size, 
produced in great profusion on quite tall stems. It is a rampant 
grower, with one rhizome often throwing two or three stalks of 
bloom. HM AIS, 1942. 

LORD DONGAN (Smith, 1940) Each $5.00 

A stunning creation with broad standards of Chinese violet and ex- 
tra velvety falls of deepest Pansy-violet, set off with a very thick 
intense pale yellow beard. HM AIS, 1940. 

LORI MAY (DeForest, 1941) Each $3.00 

Harmonious Daphne-pink; a genuine find in the popular pink class. 
This Iris has very thick petals, excellent flaring form, and is espe- 
cially fine as a clump. Good sized blooms, very close to true pink. 
HM AIS, 1944. 

LOTHARIO (Schreiner, 1942) Each $8.00 

An Amigo-type amoeno; very rich and velvety, much taller than 
the famous Amigo and with flowers of great size. Contrast in color 
is not as sharply defined as in the case of its predecessor but it is 
a magnificent Iris. Stock is extremely scarce. HM AIS, 1945. 

LOS ANGELES (Mohr-Mitchell, 1927) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A beautiful white and blue plicata which ranks, despite the many 
years it has been in commerce, with the best Iris of the present 
day. Almost entirely white, the blue stitching appears near the 
haft. Blue style arms and a golden beard give it great distinction. 
AM AIS, 1944. 

LOUISE BLAKE (Smith, 1943) Each $10.00 

Of the Amigo type, with pale sky-blue standards and velvety blue- 
purple falls edged sky-blue. Lighter in color than Atrwgo, otherwise 
quite similar. HM AIS, 1944. 

LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal. 
Breeders are still trying to attain an Iris that will be an improve- 
ment on this distinct French creation. Done in two shades of 
chocolate, it is well illustrated on page 18. HM AIS, 1939. Big 
flowers, medium height. 



LULLABY (Hall, 1943) Each $5.00 

Apple-blossom to orchid-pink, a luscious color in a large oval flower. 
Standards and falls are nearly the same shade, the latter without haft 
markings. Very tall and well branched. Stock very limited. 

MAJENICA (Cook, 1941) Each $3.50 

Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is a pleasing 
flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and falls; full, 
rounded and huge in size. Less pink and more orange than Eros, but 
a somewhat similar color effect. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. 

MANDALAY (Hall, 1943) Each $3.50 

A smooth reddish rose self, entirely and evenly blended with copper. 
This is a new and attractive color, not matched by any Iris we know. 
Widely spreading falls, domed standards. HM AIS, 1943. 

MARQUITA (Cayeux, 1931) Each 50c 

A well-named Iris in brilliant ivory-yellow, with orchraceous maroon 
veinings on the falls. Glorious ivory standards, deepening to sulphur 
at the base. Falls same color, but entirely lined maroon. Never 
enough stock to go around. AM AIS, 1936. 

MARY E. NICHOLLS (Nicholls, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Has the creamy smooth heavy finish of white kid leather, with dull 
green-gold overlay at the haft. Beautiful form, medium in size, a 
prolific bloomer and fast increaser. One of the most popular white 
varieties, unique and beautiful. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. 

MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) Each $7.00 

Rich and glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and flare to 
the form. Standards are true purple, with blackish sheen blending to 
brown at the base. Falls the same color blended brown at the haft. 
Beard mulberry-purple tipped brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is 
undoubtedly one of the finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1946. 

MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pure white; large but delicate in appearance. Even the beard is white. 
Three feet in height, with slender well-branched stems and many 
flowers widely spaced. Unmatched for purity of color and will please 
anyone who is looking for the best white at a reasonable price. HM 
AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. 

MATULA (H. Sass, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Beautiful blend of brilliant rose, rich orange, crimson and buff. 
A clump provides a colorful golden salmon effect. The flowers are 
very large, with falls that are waved and crimped, as are those of 
Midwest Gem. This makes a mighty handsome pair. HM AIS, 1939 

ILLUSION (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

An orchid-pink Ormohr seedling, altogether different from 
the parent or any others in this series. It has that peculiar, 
elusive air about it that marks these Wm. Mohr hybrids. 
Delicately colored, with a tawny brown overlay on the haft 
and a brown-tipped beard. The very last Iris to flower in 
our garden, huge in size, with many branches, 30 inches tall. 




Any 10 for $10.00 

Red Gleam 
Great Lakes 
Old Parchment 
Aztec Copper 
Flora Campbell 

Bermuda Sand 



Late Sun 
Golden Madonna 

FREE! If you pay express, either Balmung or Grand Canyon 


Any 10 for $7.50 


Golden Majesty 

The Red Douglas 



Elsa Sass 

Ming Yellow 


China Maid 


Fair Elaine 
Prince of Orange 
Mt. Washington 
City of Lincoln 
Icy Blue 
Mary Nicholls 
Morocco Rose 
Stained Glass 
West Point 

FREE! If you pay express, either Forrune or Grand Canyon 


Any 5 for 7.00 


Great Lakes 
Golden Spike 
Grand Canyon 
The Admiral 
Snow Flurry 

Ned LeFevre 
Orange Flame 
Flora Zenor 
Three Sisters 



Any 10 for $25.00 

Berkeley Gold 
Golden Fleece 
Mulberry Rose 
Prairie Sunset 
Red Valor 

White City 
Golden Eagle 
Captain Wells 
Lady Naomi 
Sparkling Blue 
Gypsy Baron 



10 for $40.00 

Any 5 from 
This Group 

Any 5 from 
This Group 

Azure Skies 
Garden Flame 
Storm King 
Moonlight Madonna 
Royal Scot 

Ola Kola 

Pink Reflection 



Master Charles 


Any 3 from 
This Group 

flnnuflL $5.oo coucciion 

Any Ten, Your Choice 
for $5.00 

Labeled and Postpaid, 1 of a Kind 

In making up your selection, be sure to confine it 
to the groups as outlined. 

City of Lincoln 
China Maid 
Stained Glass 
Ming Yellow 
Elsa Sass 
Fair Elaine 
Golden Majesty 
The Red Douglas 
Frank Adams 
Miss California 
Midwest Gem 

Copper Lustre 
Far West 
Treasure Island 
May Day 
E. B. Williamson 
{ Ozone 

FREE! If you assume express charges you may have either 
Old Parchment or Red Gleam extra. State which is desired 
and mark on order blank. 

Any 4 from 
This Group 

Any 3 from 
This Group 



BflfiGflinS for BEGIfK 

10 for $3.00 
Your Choice, 1 of a Kind 


California Gold 
Copper Lustre 
Dog rose 
Happy Days 
Golden Hind 
E. B. Williamson 

Wm. Mohr 

Jean Cayeux 
Sierra Blue 
Shah Jehan 

FREE! If you will pay express on the parcel we will include 
either Golden Majesty or Stained Glass — your choice — without 
charge. Be sure to state on order blank if you wish to take 
advantage of this offer. 

ALL 18 of above for $5.00 (a $7.00 value), plus both 
Golden Majesty and Stained Glass, if you pay express. 



To import plants or bulbs into Canada you have only to 
advise your Department of Agriculture at Ottawa, stating exact 
items and total cost and United States firm from whom they 
are to be purchased. They will then send you necessary import 



MAY DAY (Hall, 1939) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Apricot-salmon, a luscious color, with an overlay of copper. 
Large flower, with pointed standards. Very tall stems, well 
branched, make it a colorful garden subject. This is a parent 
of many of Mr. Hall's newest sensational blends. HM AIS, 

MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each $2.50 

This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduc- 
tion of H. M. Hill, of LaFontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid-p'mk, 
close to true pink, and there are as many as five open flowers 
at once on the 40-inch stalks. Sold out last season. HM AIS, 

MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of 
the unusual color effect of this Iris is derived from the fiery 
tangerine-orange beard. No Iris that we have ever grown has 
increased so rapidly and it is at its best on a two-year clump. 
Height 36 to 40 inches. Shown in color on page 16. HM AIS, 
1940, AM, 1942. 

MELLOWGLOW (Whiting, 1942) Each $15.00 

Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled 
and perfectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded stand- 
ards and falls. The beard is extra heavy and extends for down 
the fall. Mrs. Whiting's most noteworthy introduction among 
many excellent ones, and stock is very scarce. HM AIS, 1942. 

MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards 
and broad plushlike falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and 
blended golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls 
slightly crinkled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than 
a variegata; very late. HM AIS, 1944. Stock limited. See 
page 1 4. 

MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Bright golden apricot, more buff than yellow, with a faint cast 
of pink over the falls. Immense in stalk and flower, it is par- 
ticularly attractive because of the odd crimped petals. HM AIS, 

MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A yellow without a fault; clear, rich, smooth without venation, 
big and slightly waved. Lighter in tone than Golden Majesty 
and much earlier. Wide petals, very bright yellow beard. HM 
AIS, 1938; AM, 1941. Shown in color on page 18. 


MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, 1942) Each $5.00 

Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a 
broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous 
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The 
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way 
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

MISS CALIFORNIA (Salbach, 1936) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have 
ever grown. It makes great fans of purple-tinged foliage, produces a 
wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that last over a 
very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the country. HM 
AIS, 1938. See page 19. 

MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A famous clear blue that won the Dykes Medal in 1937. Color is 
especially fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun. 
Sells out every year. 

MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) Each $5.00 

A lovely gold-spangled, lemon-colored Iris, lemon toned and gold 
braided. Petals are ruffled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three feet 
tall; slender, well-branched stems. An unusual and beautiful flower. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

MISTY ROSE (Mitchell, 1943) Each $3.50 

A soft and subdued shade of pink or rose, brownish below the beard. 
Well named, for it appears to wear a thin film or veil. A big dusty 
bloom; four-foot stalks, low and widely branched. 

MME. LOUIS AUREAU (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c 

This heavily dotted and sanded plicata from France has a ground color 
of silvery white, closely netted with rosy heliotrope. Very large, very 
early, medium height. AM AIS, 1939. 

MODISTE (Hall, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Pale mauve, on the pinkish side of lavender. A huge flower with 
broad hafts, full rounded shape and ideal growing habits. Fine 
branching and spacing, 36 to 40 inches in height. Beard is lemon on 
white ground. Lovely planted with the pale yellows. 

MOHRSON (White, 1935) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep violet-colored seedling of Wm. Mohr, with darker veins and rich 
bronzy gold beard. A spectacular flower, one of the very largest, 
with ruffled and crinkled blossoms. 

MOLLY MAY (DeForest, 1944) Each $4.00 

Large cream-pink blend with falls slightly deeper than the standards, 
and still deeper coloring at the haft. Orange beard and yellow style 
arms. Standards are perfectly huge, firmly held upright and closed 
at the top. Height 3 feet. 

MONADNOCK (Salbach, 1937) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Very brilliant pinkish rose, a large flower that blooms very late in the 
season. We have no other Iris in this shade — a deep but very bright 
tone of rose with golden beard. Husky stems reach four feet, well 

MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $5.00 

Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with larger flowers and 
flaring form. Self colored, it is the lemon-toned Iris we have been 
looking for. Tall and sturdy, a rapid increaser. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 

MOONLIT SEA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00 

A novelty in color effect, rich indigo-blue with solid golden heart. 
The falls are actually white, brushed and striated deep blue. Not a 
plicata but a unique Iris. HM AIS, 1943. Height 3 feet. 

MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large rose-pink self with soft yellow glow at the heart and 
brownish cast about the haft. Still ranks among the best pinks and 
pleases all who buy it. Unlike many Iris in this color class, Morocco 
Rose is a truly big flower. Always in heavy demand. See page 17. 

MT. WASHINGTON (Essig, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A giant white with the form of Shining Waters. Very tall, wide at the 
hafts and broadly flaring, it ranks with the leaders among the new 
whites. Heavy gold beard. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, 1941) Each $4.00 

Aptly described by the name, this new Iris is actually something new 
and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms 
well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it might 
be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. The heavy 
bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. Shown 
on page 1 7. 

NATIONAL WHITE (Weed, 1944) Each $4.00 

A spectacular pure white Iris that is a giant in every way. The huge 
flowers have extra broad falls, well shaped, and the widely branched 
stalks reach over four feet in height. One of the very best new whites 
and it will make a good run for largest bloom in any show. 


NED LeFEVRE (Lapham, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Coppery salmon, rather on the light brown side when viewed as a 
clump. A highly colored blend of orange and salmon tones, with 
every good point — huge plant, tall and well-branched stalks. In- 
creases fast and has great landscape value. 

NIGHTFALL (Hall, 1942) Each $2.50 

The falls are very velvety rich dark Pansy-purple with almost no 
veining on the haft. Standards are several shades lighter than the 
falls, making a very striking color combination. Plushlike substance 
with a glistening sheen. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1941; 
AM, 1945. 

NIGHTINGALE (Hall, 1942) Each $3.50 

The coloring of this Iris is really new, a glistening golden russet. 
Surely a glorious and pleasing color, and the flowers are of large size 
and on good stout stems. Both standards and falls are identical in 
tone and even the beard is in harmony. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1944. Illustrated in color on page 19. 

NYLON (Whiting, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Coppery tan self with heavy gold beard. One of our largest Irises and 
the stalks are heavy and well branched. This is an Iris you will like 
and one that the judges seem to have overlooked. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here is 
one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in addi- 
tion it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely branched 
36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. HM AIS, 
1943; AM, 1945. Tied for Dykes Medal, 1946. See page 6. 

OLD PARCHMENT (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay; a most unusual color 
break and a distinctly beautiful new Iris. Standards are domed and 
closed; falls wide and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge 
bloom, heavy in substance, and the longest lasting variety in our gar- 
den. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1941. Seepage 17. 

ORANGE FLAME (Salbach, 1940) Each $2.00 

Standards golden orange, of exceptional brilliance; falls semi-flaring 
and of fiery copper-red. A large, taller and more orange-colored 
Radiant, with glowing beards and finely netted haft. Truly a flame in 
the garden. 

OREGON TRAIL (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00 

A big heavy textured flower in smoothly blended shades of tawny sal- 
mon, a rich gold beard and odd soft brown areas surmounting the 
broad falls. For sheer individuality it ranks along with Old Parch- 
ment, Tobacco Road and Aztec Copper. About three feet high, with 
heavy stems and large flowers; very late. 

ORLOFF (H. Sass, 1937) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A peach and cinnamon plicata of good size and most unusual coloring, 
being a sort of cinnamon-brown in effect. The ground color is deep 
cream, heavily dotted and edged red-brown. Heavy bloomer, medium 
height. HM AIS, 1937. 

ORMACO (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $4.00 

From a cross of Ormohr and Aztec Copper, Dr. Kleinsorge secured 
this first seedling of the famous Ormohr. The color is an odd blend 
of violet with much bronze and brown, especially about the center. 
The whole flower has a metallic cast. Neither as tall nor as large as 
its parent, still a large Iris and produces several blossoms per stalk. 

ORMOHR (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially noteworthy be- 
cause it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in height, 
with several great blooms on well-branched stalks. The color is pale 
lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when first opening and 
in dull weather. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

OVERTURE (Hall, 1944) Each $12.00 

This is the first of the new "flamingo" pinks we have offered. A lus- 
cious shade of pure pink, of medium size, on tall and well-branched 
stems. The bright red-orange beard gives it lots of zip. Increases 
very fast and will make a clump of pink that you didn't think could 
be possible in Iris! 

OZONE (J. Sass, 1935) Each 50c 

A peculiar and subtle shade of rosy lavender, the same in standards 
and falls, with a pronounced copper shoulder on each fall. Large and 
of ideal shape, a fine grower. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. 

PACIFIC SUNSET (Salbach, 1944) Each $3.50 

An appealing big blend of old rose, gold and pink. Standards old 
rose shading to gold at the base; falls light amaranth-pink shading 
to gold on outer edges and upper half. Beard bright gold. 3-foot 
well-branched stems; perfect form with ruffled standards. 


PAINTED DESERT (Milliken, 1943) Each $10.00 

Gorgeous colorings of the Arizona desert blended into a stately 
Iris reaching four feet in height. A soft buffy tan, with brown- 
ish suffusion at the haft and violet midribs in the standards. 
A light violet patch at the end of the beard adds a contrasting 

PATRICE (DeForest, 1945) Each $8.00 

New white plicata which we like very much and which we re- 
gard as different from the many others listed. Standards light 
cream flushed pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed 
bright gold across the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Re- 
fined, clean and very brilliant. Tall and large, with all good 
points. HM AIS, 1946. 

PATRICIA (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure white, both standards and falls heavily ruffled. A medium 
sized flower, about 34 inches tall; a gem for creating a mass 
of white bloom in the garden. 

PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00 

A pinkish plicata with yellow ground, illustrated perfectly in 
color plate. This Iris has the remarkable faculty of "carrying 
power" and its pinkiness accents any spot where it is planted. 
Oval shaped blooms on tall stems, nicely branched. Rapid in- 
creaser. See color plate on opposite page. 

PEACH GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00 

Tall wiry stems bear many medium sized flowers of peach-pink 
color which last over a very long season. Makes a very pink 
clump, where it is at its best. Not impressive the first season 
as a single stalk. See color illustration on page 22. 

PINK REFLECTION (Cook, 1942) Each $6.50 

Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade un- 
like anything else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone. 
A crisp and clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy 
texture. The beard is lemon. Height 3 feet; very late. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1944. 

PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Solidly colored lilac-pink that might be classed as an inter- 
mediate because of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches. 
The flowers are self colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, pro- 
duced in great number. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 



RED WARD (Cook, 1942) Each $5.0(1 

Deepest crimson-red — an approach to red from the purple side with- 
out the orange or brown influence as in the case of the three varieties 
listed just above. A large and brilliant Iris with widely flaring vel- 
vety falls. HM AIS, 1945. 

REMEMBRANCE (Hall, 1942) Each $5.00 

Of a bewildering number of pink blends rained by David Hall, this 
appears to be the best. Although the predominant note is a delightful 
shade of light pink, there is enough yellow in the big flowers to class 
it as a blend. Well shaped, with very strong stems, it is 38 inches tall. 
Limited stock. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 

ROSARIO (Thole, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Beautiful ochraceous yellow, flushed and overlaid old rose. Might be 
called tourmaline-pink with gold suffusions extending from heart of 
flower into the falls. Deep yellow beard. Form is broadly flaring, 
very large in size; 40 inches tall. 

ROSELAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

With buffy rose standards and rich berry- red. falls this huge Iris pro- 
vides a garden effect of bright rose-pink, although it is definitely a 
bicolor. Falls are edged the lighter tone of the standards. Very late; 
in the Chicago area it lasts until late June. 

ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each $10.00 

This bright rose-pink plicata provided the greatest surprise of our 
1945 season. Blooming after every other Iris had passed, not many 
visitors saw it. Highly ruffled, the big blossoms of deep cream have a 
heavy pattern of vivid rose-pink stitching which seems to possess ex- 
ceptional carrying quality. Viewed a block distant it looked like a red 
and white bicolor. HM AIS, 1943. 

ROYAL COACH (H. Sass, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Deep yellow plicata with definite brown stitching. Most of this series 
of plicatas have a ground color of ivory or light yellow, but this is 
actually yellow. Well formed, medium in size, 3-foot stems. 

PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00 

All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but 
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach, 
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss 
to describe it adequately. The picture on page 16 is fairly ac- 
curate, however, and leaves but little to the imagination. A fine 
big flower that will give you a thrill every time you look at it. 
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1941. Dykes Medal, 1943. 

PRINCE OF ORANGE (Kleinsorge, 1940) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A seedling of Far West and Naranja. Solid golden orange, one of the 
richest things in the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very 
flaring in form, widely spaced along the branching stems. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1944. 

RADIANT (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Standards of burnished golden bronze; falls glowing copper-red; one 
of the most strikingly brilliant Iris obtainable. Of better than average 
size, well branched. Produces an immense quantity of bloom and in- 
creases rapidly. HM AIS, 1938. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $6.00 

Dark but very bright almost true crimson red. A decided self, with 
long cone-shaped closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena- 
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots of 
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large, 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 15. 

RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Here is the red Iris that actually looks red and has been declared the 
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of 
good size, of beautiful semi-flaring form, three feet in height and a 
free bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitingly brilliant. HM AIS, 
1940; AM, 1941 . 

RED VALOR (Nicholls, 1939) Each $4.00 

A superb big red that has been gaining popularity each season. A gar- 
net-red self with brown beard. It won the Roman Gold Medal in 
1940, the HM of the AIS in 1941 and the AM in 1943. Because it 
is absolutely hardy and has given satisfaction everywhere, it is in 
great demand and stock remains scarce. 

ROYAL SCOT (Hall, 1944) Each $5.00 

A tall and large flowered red trimmed plicata of a pleasing tone of 
burgundy-red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a 
red effect. Form, substance and stem are good, and it increases fast 
and blooms freely. HM AIS, 1944. 



RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) Each $3.50 

A taller, much redder, Amigo. Standards are rich Pansy-purple, 
very brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the 
same tone as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40 
inches in our garden. Note the picture on page 21. 

RUSSET MANTLE (Schreiner, 1944) Each $7.50 

Standards soft buff; falls rich garnet-brown. The attainment of 
perfection in this color class, long sought by hybridizers. Very 
tall and ideally branched. Few plants. 

RUTH POLLOCK (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.00 

One of the most beautiful and most popular of all the Sass pli- 
catas, a smooth light yellow very heavily patterned and peppered 
reddish purple. The flower is near perfection in all details, very 
low branched, a heavy bloomer. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1941. 

SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with 
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should pos- 
sess; large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a won- 
derfully lustrous sheen. Everybody wants Sable. HM AIS, 1937; 
AM, 1940. See below. 

SALAR (DeForest, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Creamy flesh entirely dominated by an overlay of salmon. A diffi- 
cult Iris to describe but the color effect is that of salmon. As large 
as Happy Days and about the same form. Height over 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1941 . 

SAMOVAR (Hall, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Rich and brilliant burnished copper overlaid rose. Appears as a 
coppery orange mass when viewed as a clump. The flowers are 
large but stalks are somewhat short. Very floriferous and valuable 
for its garden effect. HM AIS, 1 941 . 


SEADEEP (Thole, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

An excellent blue bicolor, with light blue standards of intense color 



SIEGFRIED (H. Sass, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Pale sulphur-yellow, etched with stippling of purple-brown threads. 
A very popular yellow plicata that is both large and tall. HM AIS, 
1936; AM, 1938. 

SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit, 
sometimes reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk. 
Deeper in tone than Shining Waters and more hardy. In 1935 it 
won the Dykes Medal and is a consistent flower show winner. 


SHAH JEHAN (Neel, 1932) 

Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Standards are creamy buff faintly edged lavender, the falls very 

rich velvety chestnut merging into purple, thence gradually fading 

out to a margin that repeats the color in the standards. Beard is 
rich orange. An oriental blend. 

SHARKSKIN (Douglas, 1942) Each $6.00 

A silky white Iris, of near perfection in all details. Chosen by some 
judges as the very finest white of all, it has large size, heavy 
texture and purity of color to commend it. Inside the throat there 
is a glistening yellow flush. 44 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 

SIERRA SNOW (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00 

A hardy white of pure clean color; very attractive spreading form, 
and with wavy edges on the falls. Over 40 inches tall, widely 
branched. Very scarce. 

SNOQUALMIE (Brehm, 1938) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A solid deep cream; even in tone, large. in size and of leathery 
texture. Creamy Irises tie into the garden picture well and are 
admirably used with the reds and variegatas as well as with the 
blues and purples. This is one of the best, hardy and free bloom- 

SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Standards pure icy white, beautifully ruffled. Falls big, broad and 
pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi- 
flaring and abundantly produced on stems reaching 4 feet. Early 
and long lasting. Note the color plate on page 10. 

SNOWKING (H. Sass, 1935) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms lit with 
gold in the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing 
habit. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1937. 

SNOW VELVET (H. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00 

A white flower of very heavy substance, lit with gold about the 
center. The large flowers stay in good condition on the hottest 
days. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1942. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944) 

Each $12.00 

This grand new red is. one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. 
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No 
haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of 
the plushlike falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944. 

SONRISA (DeForest, 1942) Each $7.50 

Coppery pink with yellow undertone having a metallic finish. Very 
wide segments, rounded form with slightly flaring falls and un- 
usually large flowers. Difficult to describe, but we regard it as 
next to Casa Morena in merit among all DeForest introductions. 
HM AIS, 1945. See color plate at left. 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Taylor, 1942) Each $3.50 

A new giant clear blue on the lavender side. It is free blooming 
and one of the largest Irises we have ever seen. A descendent of 
Sierra Blue, similar in habit. 

SHERIFFA (White, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An onco-bred from Southern California which seems to be perfectly 
hardy. It has tall stems reaching 3 feet or over, with several large 
flowers per stalk. Color is rich and brilliant metallic violet, lightly 
striated and with distinct blue blaze on the falls. HM AIS, 1943; 
AM, 1945. 

SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933) 

Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal 
waters. Imposing flower and plant, 4 feet tall. A bit tender in 
severe climates. Few plants. 

SPARKLING BLUE (Grant, 1942) Each $3.00 

A well-named blue Iris, almost flax-blue in color, with frosty over- 
lay. Big and bold, heavy substance, superb branching. Height 

40 inches. 

SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each $7.50 

Translucent, delicate seashell or coral-pink, with fiery tangerine 
beard to accentuate the color. This Iris achieved wide acclaim 
when shown as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well- 
branched, with stiff willowy stems. HM AIS, 1945. 

SHISHALDIN (DeForest, 1944) Each $3.00 

A lusty growing blended self of orange, yellow and brown. Flaring 
in form, very bright and colorful; one of the new things which 
looked very good in New England gardens during the 1946 Amer- 
ican Iris Society meeting. 

SPOKAN (J. Sass, 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A solidly colored deep chestnut-red; of great size — one of the very 
largest — with an odd coppery suffusion throughout. The standards 
are of brownish tone, sort of light molasses tinted, and the center 
is highly lighted with gold. 3 feet tall, very hardy. 


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SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) Each $4.00 

Perhaps the most famous yellow Iris ever introduced. It has all of the 
desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich solid 
yellow color. Eagerly sought after because of its fine record, stock has 
remained scarce. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1942; Dykes Medal, 1944. 

STAINED GLASS (Wilhelm, 1939) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Glowing red-copper self, one of the most brilliant Iris we have ever 
seen when viewed with the sun behind it. In such a light it resembles 
nothing quite so much as stained glass . . . rich and brilliant, almost 
aflame! Self colored, with orange beard. Medium height. HM AIS, 

STARDOM (Hall, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Termed onion-skin-pink by the color chart, this fine Iris is not really 
pink at all, but rather a smooth blend of coppery pink and apricot- 
buff. It has also been called salmon-rose. Beard is tangerine or bril- 
liant orange. With its large blooms and luscious color it is certain to 
please you. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. 

STELLA POLARIS (Smith, 1939) 

Each $3.00 

A very large and superior creamy white with almost velvety surface. 
Stems have 4-way branching and reach 42 inches in height. Strong 
growing, it makes a magnificent clump or a perfect exhibition spike. 
HM AIS, 1939. 

STORM KING (Nicholls, 1940) Each $5.00 

The king of the black Irises. Although a somewhat slow increaser, 
its nearly black silky blooms are unmatched by any other variety we 
have seen. Immense blooms, wide flaring falls with no haft markings. 
Always scarce. HM AIS, 1941. 

SUEZ (Schreiner, 1944) Each $10.00 

A rich shade of oriental reddish purple, spotted and veined after 
the combined pattern of the parents — Wm. Mohr and Mme. 
Louis Aureau. A true break in Iris breeding which has the un- 
usual quality of yielding fertile pollen and in addition sets seed 
itself. Very few rhizomes. 


SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, 1945) Each $10.00 

This new Iris comes to us with flattering recommendation. All who 
viewed it in the garden of the originator last year were enthusiastic 
about it. Standards VanDyke-red to deep old rose; falls the same 
with golden overlay, especially on the upper half. There is a dash of 
violet-blue in the center of each fall. 36 inches, midseason. HM AIS, 

SUNSET SERENADE (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50 

Introduced as the best of the Prairie Sunset seedlings to date and not 
surpassed thus far. A soft golden tan or light apricot-buff, lighter in 
tone than the parent, with very little rose or pinkish tints. As large 
as Prairie Sunset and taller. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

TAPESTRY ROSE (Hall, 1941) Each $2.50 

An exquisite soft old rose blend in a class without much competition. 
Large flowers with fine form and very good substance; 38-inch stems. 
Lovely color and a free bloomer. HM AIS, 1942. 

TEA ROSE (Whiting, 1944) 

Each $7.00 


A blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is a 
seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The color is strong and 
warm enough to be seen across the garden and yet clear and delicate 
as a Rose. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1945. 

THE ADMIRAL (Hall, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark 
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands 
either sun, wind or rain equally well, iasts long in bloom and makes 
a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the color. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1944. Shown in color on page 23. 

THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Large blackish purple of even tone, velvety surface and large flowers. 
If you want a black Iris and cannot afford the more expensive ones, 
try this. Hardy and increases fast. 


THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1 937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Simply colossal in size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest 
plush. It is deep rosy wine-red, solid at the haft, with a brownish 
cast near the center; beard rich orange. It is not the reddest Iris 
but the coloring is gorgeously deep and intense. Dykes Medal, 

TREVA (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00 

A new glistening golden apricot self. With very wide standards 
and falls, and flaring form, it has that unusual quality of frosti- 
ness which distinguishes Glorrsle. This one, however, has what 
might be termed golden frost! HM AIS, 1946. 

THE SENTINEL (Hall, 1942) Each $2.00 

Burnished copper describes this new color in Iris. On the order 
of Casa Morena in general color tone, possibly a bit more coppery. 
Flowers are large, form and substance good, but it is closely 
branched and of medium height. However, it makes a very rich 
and glowing clump and the novel color stops all garden visitors. 

THREE CHEERS (Cook, 1945) Each $12.50 

An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but 
tall — 42 inches — and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards 
blue-white, falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the stand- 
ards. A Wabash seedling. HM AIS, 1946. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each $7.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges 
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink 
and copper, and on very tall stems, it was one of the sensations 
of our garden. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 40 inches. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each $5.00 

Of bold stature and splendid form, this is one of the most striking 
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements. 
Deep but bright blue-purple, silky in finish but heavy in texture, 
without haft markings. It has wide spreading falls and three-foot 
stems. HM AIS, 1943. 

VICE REGAL (Miles) Each $7.50 

Here is a brand new Iris from Canada. We have grown it in our 
garden for three seasons and consider it one of the most richly 
colored seedlings we have ever tested. The standards and falls are 
almost identical in color, but the velvet of the latter makes them 
appear slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft marking — a supreme 
shade of glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze beard. 33 inches 
tall. Shown on page 25. 

VISION OF MERZA (DeForest, 1944) Each $6.00 

Rose-brown on a cream ground, of heavy marbled rather than a 
stitched effect. This is net only an unusual and bizarre color pat- 
tern, but the flower is well shaped with wide segments and gigantic 
in size; 40 inches tall. 

THREE SISTERS (DeForest, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A distinct and exciting combination of pale creamy yellow stand- 
ards and red-toned falls. In sunny weather the standards are 
almost white. A vigorous grower and rapid increaser, with abun- 
dant well-branched stalks. In the originator's garden it averaged 

36 to 40 inches. 

TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) Each $3.50 

A new and unique plicata, having good form and thick substance. 
Smooth and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white, 
definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around 
the border with light brown. This is a big flower, 42 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown in color on page 23. 

TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Soft but decidedly yellow in color, with abundant stitching of 
bronzy pinkish violet. A gracefully frilled flower of full propor- 
tions; very large, vigorous growing and reasonably tall. About 
the best of the low-priced yellow plicatas and will give any of 
them a run for their money. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1943. Shown 
on page 1 9. 

TISHOMINGO (Caldwell, 1942) Each $7.00 

Large clear Wistaria-blue self. Widely spreading form, with large 
domed standards, heavy stalks and three branches. There is a 
certain frostiness in its appearance, brought on by a light flush 
around the beard. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $7.50 

When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so 
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all 
interest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden. 
Tobacco Road is a golden tobacco-brown self. Standards are up- 
right and almost closed, with heavy midribs. The falls are broad, 
very wide at the haft and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to 
36 inches, very good branching. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

TOKEN (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Standards old gold flushed rose; falls rosy brown-red, with very 
little haft venation. Carries much of the salmony orange effect 
of the old variety Mary Geddes, but with less venation. Does not 
fade and is a husky grower, 38 inches tall, with blooms having 
a 7-inch spread. 

TREASURE ISLAND (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A truly gigantic flower of bright clear yellow, slightly lighter in 
the center of the falls. Tall stems, a fast increaser and easy 
grower. We have sold more rhizomes of Treasure Island than of 
any Iris we have ever introduced. You will not be disappointed 
in this splendid yellow. AM AIS, 1945. 

WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered 
white — the most striking amoena of all. Very tall, branched 
above the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large slightly 
ruffled blossoms. The color plate on page 14 shows this popular 
Iris in perfect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the 
Dykes Medal in 1940. 

WASATCH (Thorup, 1935) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Huge plicata of stunning size, clean white with blue stitching in 
the button-hole manner. Heavy stalks and very broad foliage, 
medium in height, blooming among the first of the tall bearded 

WEST POINT (Nicholls, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Standards bright indigo-blue, very broad and well held; falls in- 
tense indigo-blue with a brownish cast at the haft. The beard is 
wide and extra heavy, like the epaulets on a blue uniform. A mag- 
nificent Iris, very late. HM AIS, 1940. 

WHITE CITY (Murrell, 1939) Each $3.00 

Dykes Medal Winner in England in 1940. An immense flower 
of blue-white, with deeper blue flush at the heart. A stalwart 
grower, the great flowers possessing a silken finish and ice cold 
effect. AM AIS, 1945. 

WHITE WEDGEWOOD (Grant, 1943) Each $9.00 

A large porcelain-white with blue at the base of the white beard, 
making the beard appear quite blue. Something new in whites, 
along the line of And Thou and White City. Almost 4 feet in 
height, quite early. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941) 

Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00 

A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow- 
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excel- 
lent and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is 
surely one of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. 

WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

The entire bloom is a self of pale rosy lilac closely netted and 
veined deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. 
A monster flower of medium height, with small foliage. Does bet- 
ter if divided and transplanted at least every other year. 

WORTHINGTON (Cook, 1943) Each $5.00 

Harmonious bicolor of great size and pleasing rosy red effect, the 
color particularly clear and bright. Of strong growth, three feet 
in height. Brighter than the old but popular Ethel Peckham, with 
cleaner haft and much larger blossoms. 


Brilliant goblets of fiery red, orange, gold and lively bronze . . . soft pastel 
shades in pink, rose, mauve, cream and violet . . . spotless white and midnight 
black. All of these are here, many of them just now available following the lib- 
eration of Holland. And, happily for you, prices are down. Plant them liberally 
this fall and transform your garden into a paradise of color next spring. 



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ALBERIO (Triumph) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Glistening cherry-red, deep and silky. Very early — ten days ahead of the Darwins but 
lasts extra long. It has a fine edge of yellow, gradually becoming wider and finally 
changing to almost white as the flower ages. 

ANNIE SPEELMAN (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Oval-shaped creamy white flower of tremendous size, with white base and anthers. Strong 
straight stems to 30 inches tall. One of the newer things from Holland. 

CITY OF HAARLEM (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

Deep and brilliant pure red, with white base. Of perfect shape; one of the tallest and 
largest Tulips in our list. The perfect red Tulip for garden display or for cutting, with 
brilliant sheen and dominating color. 

GEORGES GRAPPE (Breeder) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Very fine novelty of soft mauve throughout, with a clear blue base. Gigantic in size, 
very tall, and perfect either in the garden or for exhibition. 

INDIAN CHIEF (Breeder) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Indian brown, flushed coppery brown. One of the very largest and tallest of all Tulips, 
with big foliage and 30-inch stems. A genuine attention-getter in the garden and a 
wonderful exhibition variety. 

INGA HUME (Ideal) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

A new hybrid Tulip of spectacular coloring. The outside is red, heavily shot with dull 

rosy red at the base with wide yellow border. Within it is ivory to pale yellow, shot with 
rose. Two-foot stems. 


LOHENGRIN (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Long oval-shaped flowers of brilliant carmine; an unusual shade of red in- 
clining to pastel. Large pure white base with blue edging. The inside of this 
lovely Tulip is worth looking into! 

BELLE JAUNE (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Deep rich yellow, the darkest of this color in our entire list. Blossoms are egg 
shaped, slightly lighter inside than out, with yellow anthers. Over 2 feet in 

MOZART (Mendel ) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Pink tinted at first, passing to clear rose-pink with white-brushed base and 
golden anthers. The Mendel Tulips bloom ten days to two weeks ahead of the 
Darwins and Cottage types. Large flowers on 12-inch stems. 

NIPHETOS (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

Soft primrose-yellow with light base and anthers; inside deep yellow. A large 
oblong flower on a straight stiff stem, said by some experts to be the most 
perfect Tulip in existence. 

RED EMPEROR (Fosteriana) 3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

Much the largest of all Tulips and altogether different from other varieties 
It blooms even before the single earlies — with the Daffodils. As brilliant as an 
Oriental Poppy and almost as large! If you want to create a bonfire effect in 
your garden at Daffodil time, try a few bulbs of this new and scarce novelty. 
Height 1 8 inches. 




BARBARA PRATT (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Cherry-pink with lighter edge and blendings of amber; canary base and 
yellow anthers. A most outstanding Tulip^with slightly reflexed petals and 
a color that is both novel and beautiful. Large full flowers, almost three 
feet in height! 

BLUE DANUBE (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

A fine deep lavender with bluish and silvery sheen. Not blue, as there are 
no true blue Tulips, but one of the very best in this class. Inside dark violet- 
purple, base white. Tall and of large size. 

CAMPFIRE (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

A big new fiery red Tulip that is offered as an improved Bartigon, recog- 
nized as one of the best of all reds. Well named, it has lovely form and 
brilliant intense red coloring. 

DEMETER (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Deep plum-purple, rich and glossy, with inside white at the base. Another 
new Tulip which is not often seen and which has become available since 
the war. Very early for a Darwin. 


GLORIA SW ANSON (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

Enormous Raspberry-red, flushed with garnet. Reaching 32 inches in height, 
it is a real stand-out in the garden and one of the most perfect of the new 
red-toned Tulips. 

GOLDEN HARVEST (Cottage) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Large, deep lemon-yellow flower of great substance; tall stiff stems. There 
is a lovely shading of pale green through this flower which makes it one of 
the rarest and loveliest of all. 


LOUIS XIV (Breeder) 

3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

Stately and handsome, globular flowers of gigantic size; color rich purple 
heavily shaded and flushed bronze turning to gold at the margins. Verv 
tall, to 32 inches. 

MARGAUX (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Very rich rosy wine-red, a flower of tremendous size. Petals are shaded 
slightly lighter tone at the edges and the base is deep blue. Tall and 

MARSHALL HAIG (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

The most vivid scarlet imaginable! A huge bloom with incandescent 
glow resulting from the bronze-orange undertone. If you like red Tulips 
you will not be disappointed with this splendid novelty. 

PRIDE OF ZWANENBERG (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

A superb rose-pink Tulip of great size and ideal shape, one of the very 
best of the newer things and possibly the finest in all the world in this 
color. 28 inches tall. 


3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A new black Tulip which bids fair to create a sensation once it has 
bloomed in American gardens. The color is more nearly black than 
familiar varieties so listed in the past. A scarce item that will doubtless 
sell out early. 

VELVET KING (Breeder) 

Deepest violet with white base, 
and upright. 

3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

A royal flower on very tall stems, strong 



BERANGER (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Golden apricot-russet, the inside shaded red. A beautiful 
blend which combines well with almost any other shade, 
particularly so with the yellows and bronzes. Fine big 
blooms on tall stems. 

CLARA BUTT (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

The most popular and best known of all pink Tulips. 
A bright shade of soft salmon-pink, blooming quite late. 
We always have Clara Butt still in flower when the Iris 
begin to open. 


3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

An immense flower on 32-inch stems, rich rosy purple 
flushed bronze and shading to orange at the edges. 
A gorgeous color; blooms quite late. 

DIDO (Cottage) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Very tall and large salmon-rose blend, shading out to 
yellow at the margins. One of the favorite varieties with 
our visitors because of its great size and fine carriage. 

FLAMINGO (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Lovely shell-pink; a self, with pointed petals and large 
oval flowers. A silvery sheen seems to cover the pink 
blossoms and they hold their color to the last. 

IBIS (Single Early) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

A very early clear pink which blooms with the Daffodils, 
a full two weeks ahead of the Darwins and other so- 
called May-flowering varieties. Stems 10 inches to 1 foot. 


3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Pure white, including the anthers; a very tall, large, and 
extra long lasting variety. Opens deep cream and is 
beautiful in all stages. This and Mrs. Grullemans con- 
stitute a pair of unsurpassable white Tulips. 





KEIZERSKROON (Single Early) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

The brilliant red-ond-yellow Tulip which enjoyed such great popu- 
larity before the war. This one also blooms with the Daffodils and is 
widely used for porch boxes and tubs as well as in the border. Bright 
crimson-scarlet broadly edged clear rich yellow. Height 12 to 14 

MRS. HOAG (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

A magnificent variety with immense globular flowers of clear pale 
yellow. Black anthers agcinst the glossy yellow of the inside makes a 
lovely combination. Lasts for an extremely long period, gradually 
changing to pale cream. 

EROS (Late Double) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

Clear old rose, very double, like a miniature Peony. This unique Tulip 
is produced on quite tall stems — 22 inches — and flowers after the old 
time doubles. You must try a few. 

SCOTCH LASSIE (Ideal) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Purest deep lavender, darker inside and with dark blue base. By far 
the finest Tulip in the blue-lavender group; a huge blossom that lasts 
and lasts, and holds its color. Height 26 to 30 inches. 

WM. PITT (Darwin) 

3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Dark crimson-red, clean color of exceptional depth and glossy sheen. 
Very effective against a dark green background in the garden and a 
fine cut flower. Two-foot straight stems. 



3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

An outstanding yellow Tulip that has everything — immense size, per- 
fect globular form, rich deep color and stems that reach 32 inches. 
Lasts extra long and holds its color to the end. The black anthers are 
a noticeable feature. 


Blue Danube. Blue-lilac. 
Campiire. Brilliant red. 
Clara Butt. Salmon-pink. 
Dido. Flame-salmon orangs. 
Flamingo. Light pink. 

3 of each, 10 varieties, 
10 of each, 10 varieties. 

Mrs. Hoag. Pale yellow. 
Scotch Lassie. Light purple. 
Louis XIV. Bronze. 
Wm. Pitt. Deep crimson. 
Yellow Giant. Deep yellow. 

30 bulbs $ 3.25 

100 bulbs 10.00 


ADVANCE (Ideal) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Rosy red, with a come-hither flush of deepest roseate orange and 
over all a bluish sheen. A perfectly gigantic flower, graceful in 
appearance, blooming ten days to two weeks ahead of the Darwins. 
Tall stems and broad leaves. Sold out last year. 

MARJORIE BOWEN (Cottage) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

A very large flower, opening light salmon and gradually changing 
to salmon-rose with silvery rose edges. Slightly Lily-flowered, gold 

at the base. 

CAMELLIA (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Perfectly formed flowers of a distinct pure satiny rose-pink, with 

large white inner base. Oval shaped flowers of excellent lasting 
qualities; strong stiff stems. 

MME. BUTTERFLY (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

An enchanting blend of mauve tones difficult to describe. Blooms 
are egg shaped, large, and produced on 30-inch stems. Try it with 
the pinks and pale yellows. 

MRS. GRULLEMANS (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Opening rich cream, this majestic Tulip gradually lightens to pure 
white — unsurpassable in its purity and perfection of form. It is 
amongst the largest in size; the blossoms deep and egg-shaped, 
with cream-colored anthers. Always sells out early. Height 30 


3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

An extremely large but graceful Tulip in clear light yellow, de- 
cidedly oval in form, borne on very tall stems. Foliage as well as 
flower is vigorous and outstanding. 

OSSI OSWALDA (Darwin) 3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

Cream white suffused cherry-rose at the outer edges; gradually turning rose as 
the flower ages. Beautiful and different, it is suggested that you try it planted 
with a background of evergreens. Height 28 inches. 

ROSE COPELAND (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Soft lilac-rose; a shade nearer pink than lavender. Combines well with either 
the pinks, purples or blues and is likewise very effective planted alongside yel- 
low. Large and well-formed flowers on 2-foot stems. 

UNCLE TOM (Late Double) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

See inside front cover. A velvety blackish maroon, very double and entirely 
distinct. 20 inches tall. Same style as Eros and in a class by itself. 


Advance. Flame-salmon. 

City of Haarlem. Blood-red. 

Demeter. Rich plum. 

Belle Jaune. Intense yellow. 

Golden Harvest. CanaTy-yellow. 

Mrs. Grullemans. Cream-white. 
Marjorie Bowen. Salmon-pink 
Mme. Butterfly. Mauve blend. 
Cardinal Manning. Wine. 
Rose Copeland. Lilac. 

3 of each, 10 varieties. 30 bulbs $ 3.50 

10 of each. 10 varieties. 100 bulbs 11.00 

All top size bulbs, labeled and postpaid. 



Annie Speelman. Huge cream. 
Barbara Pratt. Cherry and amber. 
Beranger. Russet-yellow. 
Duke of Wellington. White. 
Indian Chief. Bronze-red. 

Inga Hume. Yellow blended rose. 

Marshall Haig. Fire-red. 

Pride of Zwanenberg. Old rose. 

Mrs. John Scheepers. New deep yellow. 

Queen of Night. The blackest Tulip. 

3 of each. 10 varieties, 30 bulbs $ 4.00 

10 of each, 10 varieties, 100 bulbs 




3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

Of unsurpassable beauty, bright violet-blue on outside, purple on the 
interior. Heavily fringed, notched and waved, in the true parrot 
fashion. Enormous in size and grows to two feet and over in height. 

FANTASY (Parrot) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz. 

The best of all pink Parrot Tulips. A sport of the Darwin Clara Butt, 
with enormous flowers carried on strong erect stems. Apple-green 
markings on the outside make this one of the most unique Tulips. 

MARTHA (Lily-Flowered) 

3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Bright cerise-colored self. Not a Parrot Tulip, but we include it here 
because it differs in form from those on preceding pages. The long 
narrow petals flare outward at the tips, giving it the trumpet-like 
form of a Lily. Brilliant cerise-red with white base. Height 24 to 26 

SUNDEW (Parrot) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz. 

Vivid clear red with edges of petals fringed and notched. It is not 
as crinkled as the usual Parrot-type Tulips, the laciniation being con- 
fined to the outer edges only. Unique and very popular. 


3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A light blue break in this novel section. Bluer than Gadelan, with 
shadings and streaks of violet and purple; the entire flower curved, 
twisted and notched. New and scarce; limited stock. 


Here is a group offer which will provide you with extra early sorts, Doubles, Parrots and 
ly-flowered member of the Tulip family, as well as some striking ones in the conven- 


nal type and pattern. 
Alberio. Cherry-red Triumph, early, 
tasy. Big pink Parrot, late. 
. Very early clear pink, short, 
terskroon. Early red and yellow. 
Martha. Cerise-colored, Lily-flowered 

Mozart. Rose brushed white; a Mendel. 
Eros. Very double early rose-pink. 
Sundew. Scarlet-red with notched edges. 
Uncle Tom. Deep maroon, see page 2. 
Ossi Oswalda. Cream-white, feathered red. 

3 of each, 30 bulbs, 10 varieties $ 3.75 
10 of each, 100 bulbs, 10 varieties 12.00 
Top size, labeled and postpaid. 


SUNSHINE (Parrot) 

3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz. 

An exquisite and very rare new Parrot Tulip 
in solid golden yellow with slight greenish 
markings. Heavily fringed and laciniated. 
All of these Tulips possess a curious orchid- 
like quality. 

THERESE (Parrot) 

3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A flaming carmine-red affair of giant size 
and inspiring individuality. Nothing in the 
Tulip world resembles it. Slightly lighter in- 
side than out, with white base and black 
anthers. The illustration shows you what to 
expect. Stems over two feet in height. 



These bulbous Iris are among the prettiest of all spring 
flowers for cutting or for garden decoration. Being 
Orchid-like in their beauty of form and color, they are 
choice subjects for table arangements and corsages. 

Plant them 5 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart in 
rich light soil having good winter drainage. In colder 
climates, provide a mulch. They flower from early May 
into June. 

This year, for the first time, we are able to offer five 
new varieties imported from Holland a year ago. They 
are rare and rather expensive, but they are something 
really superior. 

ALASKA 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz. 

Deep uniform yellow; on extra large flower. 

BLUE CHAMPION 3 for $1.00; $3.75 per Doz. 

Magnificent uniform blue. The finest blue Dutch Iris. 

HARMONY 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz. 

Standards lilac-blue, falls yellow; a striking flower. 

KING MAUVE 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz. 

Standards lilac-mauve, falls grey-mauve; a large flower. 

PRINCESS IRENE 3 for $1.50; $5.50 per Doz. 

Standards pure white, falls intensive orange. 

BLUE HORIZON 75c per Doz. 

Standards light vioiet-blue; falls soft sky-blue with narrow 
orange band in center. A large and beautiful flower on 27- 
inch stems. Gives a sky-blue mass effect in the garden. 

BRONZE QUEEN $1.00 per Doz. 

Standards blue-bronze, falls velvet-bronze with deep or- 
ange center. 

CAJANUS 75c per Doz. 

Bright golden yellow without a trace of any other color, 
thin straight stems. Spot of gold in the garden which makes 
an excellent cut flower. A Spanish Ins. 

DAVID HARING $1.00 per Doz. 

Old ivory standards; pure white falls. Petals are broad with 
enamel-like finish. A creamier effect than White Excelsior. 

IMPERATOR 75c per Doz. 

Uniform rich dark blue, with orange blotch on the falls. 
A large and tall variety and an excellent companion flower 
to the lighter toned Blue Horizon. 

WHITE EXCELSIOR $1.00 per Doz. 

Gleaming pure white; falls very broad and with the finish 
of white satin. There is a tiny yellow spot near the center 
of each fall. Slightly lower growing than the others and 
should be planted in front if grouped together. 

12 each above 6 varieties. 72 bulbs, $4.00 
25 each above 6 varieties, 150 bulbs, 7.00 
All Postpaid 

WEDGEWOOD 75c per Doz.; 25 for $1.35 

A very large hybrid Dutch Iris blooming much earlier than 
the varieties listed above, with huge flowers of lovely azure- 
blue and a golden spot in the center. Not hardy in New 
England and the northern states, but excellent for forcing 
in the small greenhouse. In less severe climates it is per- 
fectly at home in the garden, where it makes a wonderful 
showing blooming along with the Tulips, Azaleas and Lilacs. 
Nothing else approaches its sky-blue color. 


Because Holland produced almost all of the world's supply of 
these early springtime favorites, the advent of the war made them 
next to impossible to obtain. We are happy to be able to offer 
a select list in a variety of shades and colors. 

Plant them in early fall, about 6 inches deep and 8 or 1 inches 
apart, preferably in groups of three or more of a kind for best 
effect. They may be left in the ground for two or three years 
before being lifted and divided after the foliage has died down. 


24 Bulbs for $5.00 
(A $6.00 Value) 

Three bulbs each of the eight varieties listed on next page. 
Separately labeled and postpaid. 






When the first Crocus pops into 
bloom you know that spring is 
right at hand. These cheery little 
flowers, with their bright colors 
and golden anthers, should be 
planted in the fall, about 2 to 3 
inches deep and in groups, with 
the bulbs just a few inches apart 
for best effect. Leave them undis- 



Pure white, with fiery red-orange center sta- 

Mammoth Yellow 

Solid bright golden yellow, fast increaser. 

Purpurea Grandiflora 

Very large bright purple, the stamens brilliant 

60c per Doz.; $4.00 per 100 

Queen oi Blues 

Fine deep blue with golden center. 

Sir Walter Scott 

Novel combination of blue and white 
stripes; gold center. 

20 of Each, 100 in All. for $4.00 

HYACINTHS for fragrance supreme! 

BISMARCK 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Beautiful light blue, solid uniform color. Very 
lovely well-filled trusses. 

CITY OF HAARLEM 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Deepest of the yellows, dense spike, good form. 
Cream-yellow, not golden. 

GERTRUDE 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Large bells of deep rose-pink; vivid and very col- 

JAN BOS 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

The finest deep red Hyacinth; large and early. 

LADY DERBY 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Delicate fiesh-pink or light rose. 

L'INNOCENCE 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Pure satiny white with tiny yellow eye. Large flor- 
ets on a long spike. 

KING OF BLUES 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Rich dark blue inclining to purple. Heavy and 
well-filled spikes of glorious color. 

PINK PEARL 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Soft pink of a medium shade. Clear clean color, 
bright and showy, large bells. 






Like a golden sunrise, they usher in 
the springtime and another glorious 
garden season! 

Probably the most appreciated of all flowers by those who know them, and at the 
same time the least known and appreciated by a vast majority of confirmed garden- 
ers. Few, indeed, are the lovers of choice garden material who have cast their eyes up- 
on such fine things as Roman Star, Royal Sovereign, Delaware or Golden Pedestal, 
and even the relatively inexpensive sorts like Tunis, Carlton, Red Shadow and a score 
of others are strangers to most people. Plan now to enjoy the thrill of flowering some 
of these splendid creations in your garden next spring. 


They will succeed in any ordinary good garden soil; they are hardy beyond question. 
Plant them in the fall only, 6 to 8 inches deep. In very severe climates a mulch of 
coarse material applied after the ground freezes will prevent heaving and thawing. 


Golden Pedestal Roman Star 
Mrs. John Bodger Mrs. R. O. Backhouse 
1 of Each, $4.75; 3 of Each, SI 2.0 3 

All double-nose bulbs, the kind that will give 
two or more flowers each, the first season! 






ACTAEA Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

Broad snow-white perianth of great substance and good form. Very 
large red eye. Considered the largest and most beautiful Poeticus. 
Shown on page 46. 


Each 75c; $7.00 per Doz. 

A really marvelous flower with perianth of purest white, overlapping 
and opening nearly flat, nearly 4 inches across. Cup is pure chrome- 
yellow shading to blood-orange at the deeply frilled edge. Shown on 
page 43. 


Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

All white; a large, perfectly formed flower nearly 5 inches across. 
The perianth is flat and the trumpet is long and flanged at the lip. 
A splendid show flower of remarkable substance and an ideal garden 
subject where it never fails to excite comment. Increases rapidly. 
See page 47. 


Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A lovely little Cyclamineus hybrid bearing graceful flowers with prim- 
rose-yellow reflexing petals and a small globular bright orange cup, 
shading to gold. Ideal for the rock garden and very seldom seen. 
Height 8 inches. Shown on page 44. 

BETSY PENN Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A giant Leedsi with snow-white perianth and cream or ivory cup. 
Lovely form and perfect texture; the cup is shallow and fluted at the 
edges, the whole flower very waxlike. A fine tall Daffodil of unusual 
merit. This variety is also listed as E. H. Wilson. 


Each 30c; $2.50 per Doz. 


A gigantic and perfectly formed clear, bright yellow, without a trace 
of orange. Words cannot convey an idea of how the excellent flower 
differs from other yellow Daffodils, but when you have seen it you 
will agree there is nothing comparable to it. The crown is huge and 
rather short, crinkled at the rim. Magnificent in foliage as well as 
in flower. 




CHEERFULNESS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A cluster-flowered Daffodil often referred to as a "double Nar- 
cissus." The tall erect stems produce a cluster of several small 
blooms, with broad, rounded, creamy white perianth and full double 
center of creamy white and yellow. Very sweet scented. Colored 
illustration on page 47. 

FORTUNE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

No Daffodil collection is complete without Fortune. The wide 
perianth is solid bright yellow; the crown is bold and heavy, bril- 
liant coppery red-orange in color. Extremely early, coming into 
bloom almost a week ahead of other varieties. A gorgeous flower 
on 24-inch stiff stems. Illustrated on page 42. 

CROESUS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A great favorite for many years. Clear canary-yellow perianth; 
rich orange crown slightly deeper at the rim. The segments are 
extra wide and the short crown fairly blazes! Shown in color on 
page 47. 

FRANCISCA DRAKE Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

An unusual flower of rare beauty. Perianth of silvery white, 
tinted gold at the base; cup wide and deep, golden yellow at the 
base changing to flame orange. The edge is densely frilled; sta- 
mens bright yellow. Early, with tall stems far above the foliage. 
See page 47. 

DAISY SCHAEFFER Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A giant Leedsi of wonderful proportions, the color having an effect 
of lemon ice. The large pure white perianth petals are overlapping, 
the medium length crown is deep lemon near the edges and light- 
ens to pale lemon — almost white — at the base. Very fine in every 
way, 20 inches tall. 

GERTIE MILLAR Each 50c; $4.50 per Doz. 

A real giant of a flower, which, despite its size, is delicately beau- 
tiful because of its soft ethereal coloring. Perianth is clear white; 
the short but wide trumpet opens lemon-yellow and quickly 
changes to ivory-buff, holding this color to the end. Colored 
picture on page 46 is greatly reduced in size. 

DAWSON CITY Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

This is a big deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, fine for either garden 
planting or for exhibition. Broad flat perianth of smooth sub- 
stance, well-formed flanged trumpet, of a self golden yellow. 

DELAWARE Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Cup opens a golden quince color, changing to creamy lemon and 
is deeply crinkled. Against the spotless white background this 
provides a striking contrast. A very new and unusual Daffodil, 
strong growing and free flowering. 

DICK WELLBAND Each 40c; 3 for $1.00; $3.75 per Doz. 

With a perianth of pure white and cup of brightest flame-orange 
this is one of the finest in its class. One of the remarkable quali- 
ties of this flower is that the color of the cup does not fade but 
seems rather to intensify with age. Extra late and long lasting; 
short but wide cup, tall stems and wide foliage. 

GOLDEN PEDESTAL Each $1.75; 3 for $4.50 

Solid bright gold, with a glistening sheen not usually seen on 
Daffodils. So perfectly formed that it almost appears to be arti- 
ficial! Of Incomparabilis type, with slightly shorter cup than most 
yellow trumpets, this flower is a sure-fire winner at the shows and 
a standout in the garden. Very tall stems. Shown on page 40. 

GOLDEN PERFECTION Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz. 

A Jonquil hybrid which produces two flowers to the stem, deep 
bright gold in color, with widely expanded cup in exact harmony. 
This has the same rare mica sheen as Golden Pedestal. The picture 
on next page hardly does it justice. 

GLORIOUS Each 35c; $2.75 per Doz. 

A fiery little bunch-flowered Poetaz hybrid bearing great quan- 
tities of fragrant flowers. Stems are tall and the bulbs increase 
rapidly. Clear white perianth petals with red-orange eye and yel- 
low heart. In color on page 45. 




ESKIMO Each $2.25; 3 for $6.00 

A huge white Daffodil of fine build and great substance. Peri- 
anth is pure white, wide and overlapping with pointed tips; the 
big trumpet is heavy and opens widely. This flower opens deli- 
cate primrose and fades to ivory-white. 

HADES Each $1.00; 3 for $2.75 

A rather late Incomparabilis with bright red cup described as "cherry- 
red." This is set against background petals of soft creamy white, 
giving it a warm glow. The contrast of colors is startling. Tall wiry 
stems and good sized flowers. 

JOHN EVELYN Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

An outstanding favorite in the Daffodil world. Large pure white peri- 
anth opens perfectly flat and is 4 to 5 inches across. The large flat 
cup of lemon-yellow is densely frilled or shirred to the base, as well 
illustrated on page 46. Unexcelled for either the garden or the show 

LADY HILLINGDON Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

This graceful flower has the deep butter-yellow of the Jonquils, but 
is larger in size; broad perianth petals, medium length trumpet. 
Clean, self colored and very fragrant, with flowers in clusters of two 
or three on tall stems. 

MARY COPELAND Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

One of the famous varieties of the new semi-double type, less yellow 
and more inclined to cream. Shorter petals are lemon interspersed 
with brilliant orange. Late bloomer. 

MOUNT ROYAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A wide spreading deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, with perianth having 
three base petals extra wide; the three inner ones being narrower and 
more curved. A stunning feature of this flower is the tremendously 
large trumpet — see page 42. Very late; noble in appearance. 



Each $1.25; 3 for $3.25 

This new white trumpet Daffodil is regarded by some as the very finest 
of its type and color. When fully open it is as white as new snow, and 
is lovely in all stages. A very late variety, it opens deep ivory to 
canary, becoming lighter each day for about three days. Then it lasts 
for a full week or more in spotless perfection. Shorter than Beer- 
sheba; shown on page 41. 


MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This is the famous "pink trumpet" Daffodil. Fine informal perianth of 
ivory-white, the inner petals slightly twirled. The trumpet is slim and long, 
opening apricot-pink and turning true pink, deeper at the crinkled rim. 
Delicately beautiful but of exceptional substance. Belongs in every collec- 
tion. See page 41 . 

PRESIDENT CARNOT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Big white trumpet that opens lemon toned and rapidly changes to creamy 
white. The large and deep trumpet is heavily flanged. This is the best of 
the whites at a low price. Very early. 

RED SHADOW Each 30c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Extra late; one of the last of all, with much of the color found in Fortune 
but the perianth is lighter yellow. It is a splendid big flower with large cup 
of deep yellow margined red-orange. Increases fast and blooms very freely. 
See page 46. 

ROMAN STAR Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the most sensational varieties we have seen and one that is rarely 
offered. The smooth creamy perianth petals are so wide they almost com- 
pletely overlap; the short crown is heavily fringed and is margined fiery red- 
orange. Very prominent stamens. Shown on page 40. 

ROXANE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Almost white, a solid deep cream or ivory-toned big trumpet Daffodil with 
heavily crinkled brim. Very early but lasts until past midseason. This is a 
flower of altogether different appearance as compared to either Beersheba 
or Mrs. Bodger. All three would give you a splendid selection of whites. 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

As shown on page 42, this is probably the most graceful of all the double 
Daffodils and consists of a charming combination of colors. The creamy 
white petals are interspersed with a crinkled and frilled center of primrose- 
yellow, shading paler as the flower develops. This unusual Daffodil appeals 
to everyone's fancy. 

SHERMAN Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Creamy white perianth that is broad and overlapping, with heavily frilled 
cup of deep orange -ye I low. Anthers are conspicuously colored apricot. Buds 
hang down but flowers stand up well, making a pretty contrast. Blooms very 

SILVER CHIMES Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the prettiest of the small-cupped Triandrus hybrids. Frequently pro- 
duces heads of six or more waxy flowers per stem, with pure white perianth 
and pale primrose globular cup. Delightfully fragrant. 

SILVER STAR Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

Perfect broad petaled star-shaped perianth of pure cream-white, with fine 
proportioned and wide mouthed trumpet of primrose, changing to cream- 
white just a shade deeper than the background. Free flowering, with long 
stately stems. 

THALIA Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz. 

An exquisite flower of unusually pleasant appearance; three to four pure 
white flowers on one stem. Often described as the "Orchid Narcissus." 
Thalia is sold to almost all flower lovers who see it in bloom here. Ideal in 
every way, especially for corsages and bouquets. 

TREVITHIAN Each 30c; $2.75 per Doz. 

A Jonquil hybrid bearing two or more flowers per stem, soft lemon-yellow 
in color. A good companion to such types as Thalia and Golden Perfection 
but of an altogether different shade. Sweet scented. 

TUNIS Each 35c; $3.50 per Doz. 

Invariably admired and promptly bought by all who see it. The perianth is 
cream, 4 to 5 inches across; the very widely flaring trumpet a peculiar shade 
of apricot-buff, approaching salmon. This color is especially strong around 
the fluted margin. When first opening, the impression is that of a white 
and lemon bicolor, but it continues to grow in size and height while the 
true color develops. Early and long lasting. 

TWINK Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

By far the finest low priced double Daffodil. It is quite early, prolific, 
and much superior to the old double types. Alternate petals of light yel- 
low and brilliant burnt orange, a fluffy blossom which creates a splash 
of color in the garden and an exciting effect as a cut flower in the home. 

VERONICA Each $3.00 

A very new and rare giant Leedsi classed as a "pink" Daffodil, but it is more 
on the apricot side with pinkish flush. Perfectly rounded wide perianth of 
pure white; the cup is deeply fluted and frilled, solid buffy apricot flushed 
pink. Novel and very beautiful. 






COLLECTION "A" — Modern Varieties 

Dawson City 
Francisca Drake 

Gertie Millar 
Fohn Evelyn 
Red Shadow 
Silver Star 

All topmost quality double-nose bulbs 
in a fine array of colors and types. 

1 of each, 12 bulbs. $ 3.00 
3 of each, 36 bulbs, 8.00 
10 of each, 120 bulbs, 22.00 

Labeled and Postpaid 




COLLECTION "B"— Selected Novelties 

Adler Trevithian 
Beersheba Mt. Royal 

Dick Wellband Royal Sovereign 

Fortune Sherman 
Hades Silver Chimes 

1 of each, 10 bulbs, $ 6.50 

3 of each, 30 bulbs. 18.00